In the 1900s signage became very poplar.  Advertising their establishments, signs were made in many different shapes and sizes.  In the early 1920s through the 1950s sign painters were nicknamed “Wall Dogs”.  They traveled across America, painting directly on brick buildings and wood barns.  Painting large pictures and letters with lead base paint.  The signs were high and visible.  Today you may see a fading, peeling image, they are called “ghost signs”.  The images are “ghostly”.   (Read more...)
 
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IL275
IL275 Neon - IL275: Music Box Oct 1983 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5893
IL276
IL276 Neon - IL276: Music Box Oct 1983 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5894
IL277
IL277 Neon - IL277: Music Box Oct 1983 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5895
IL288
IL288 Neon - IL288: Nortown July 1983 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5906
IL319
IL319 Neon - IL319: Ramova Oct 1983 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5937
IL320
IL320 Neon - IL320: Oriental - Woods Nov 1979 ChicagoRandolph Street - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5938
IL348
IL348 Neon - IL348: State Lake Nov 1979 ChicagoMovie Title: Apocalypse Now - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
5966
IL360
IL360 Neon - IL360: United Artists Nov 1979 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
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5978
IL366
IL366 Neon - IL366: United Artist - Woods Dec 1984 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
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5984
IL385
IL385 Neon - IL385: Will Rodgers Oct 1982 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
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6003
IL388
IL388 Neon - IL388: Woods Sept 1953 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6006
IL396
IL396 Neon - IL396: Woods Dec 1984 Chicago - Chicago, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6014
IL413
IL413 Neon - IL413: Olympic July 1983 Cicero - Cicero, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6031
IL415
IL415 Neon - IL415: Olympic July 1983 Cicero - Cicero, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6033
IL416
IL416 Neon - IL416: Olympic July 1983 Cicero - Cicero, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6034
IL452
IL452 Neon - IL452: Dekalb April 1980 De Kalb - De Kalb, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6070
IL455
IL455 Neon - IL455: Desplaines Feb 1982 Des Plaines - Des Plaines, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6073
IL462
IL462 Neon - IL462: Desplaines Dec 1983 Des Plaines - Des Plaines, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6080
IL464
IL464 Neon - IL464: Desplaines Dec 1983 Des Plaines - Des Plaines, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6082
IL477
IL477 Neon - IL477: Tivoli Nov 1982 Downers Grove - Downers Grove, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6095
IL478
IL478 Neon - IL478: Tivoli Nov 1982 Downers Grove - Downers Grove, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6096
IL496
IL496 Neon - IL496: Wildey Nov 1983 Edwardsville - Edwardsville, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6114
IL503
IL503 Neon - IL503: Heart Dec 1983 Effingham - Effingham, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6121
IL511
IL511 Neon - IL511: York Nov 1982 Elmhurst - Elmhurst, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6129
IL512
IL512 Neon - IL512: York Nov 1982 Elmhurst - Elmhurst, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6130
IL517
IL517 Neon - IL517: Mercury Nov 1982 Elmwood Park - Elmwood Park, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6135
IL518
IL518 Neon - IL518: Mercury Nov 1982 Elmwood Park - Elmwood Park, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6136
IL527
IL527 Neon - IL527: Coronet July 1982 Evanston - Evanston, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6145
IL566
IL566 Neon - IL566: Glen Nov 1982 Glen Ellyn - Glen Ellyn, Illinois More Info
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6184
IL567
IL567 Neon - IL567: Glen Nov 1982 Glen Ellyn - Glen Ellyn, Illinois More Info
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6185
IL591
IL591 Neon - IL591: Hillside Nov 1982 Hillside - Hillside, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6209
IL593
IL593 Neon - IL593: Hillside Nov 1982 Hillside - Hillside, Illinois More Info
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6211
IL610
IL610 Neon - IL610: Stadium Nov 1983 Jerseyville - Jerseyville, Illinois More Info
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6228
IL686
IL686 Neon - IL686: Time Nov 1983 Mattoon - Mattoon, Illinois More Info
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6304
IL701
IL701 Neon - IL701: Morris March 1985 Morris - Morris, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6319
IL714
IL714 Neon - IL714: Granada Dec 1983 Mt. Vernon - Mt. Vernon - IL, Illinois More Info
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6332
IL734
IL734 Neon - IL734: Roseland Feb 1982 Pana - Pana, Illinois More Info
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6352
IL787
IL787 Neon - IL787: Rialto March 1985 Peoria - Peoria, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6405
IL855
IL855 Neon - IL855: Sparta Feb 1985 Sparta - Sparta, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6473
IL856
IL856 Neon - IL856: Sparta Feb 1985 Sparta - Sparta, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6474
IL891
IL891 Neon - IL891: Majestic March 1985 Streator - Streator, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6509
IL900
IL900 Neon - IL900: Cinema June 1983 Urbana - Urbana - IL, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6518
IL914
IL914 Neon - IL914: Gem Dec 1983 Villa Grove - Villa Grove - IL, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6532
IL932
IL932 Neon - IL932: Wheaton Nov 1982 Wheaton - Wheaton, Illinois More Info
5/31/2008
6550
IN046
IN046 Neon - IN046: Von Lee April 1981 Bloomington - Bloomington - IN, Indiana More Info
5/31/2008
6606
IN076
IN076 Neon - IN076: Elco Nov 1982 Elkhart Sorg Jewelers - Elkhart, Indiana More Info
5/31/2008
6636
IN092
IN092 Neon - IN092: Ross March 1983 Evansville - Evansville - IN, Indiana More Info
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6652
IN099
IN099 Neon - IN099: Washington May 1983 Evansville - Evansville - IN, Indiana More Info
5/31/2008
6659
IN100
IN100 Neon - IN100: Washington May 1983 Evansville - Evansville - IN, Indiana More Info
5/31/2008
6660
IN101
IN101 Neon - IN101: Washington May 1983 Evansville - Evansville - IN, Indiana More Info
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6661

 

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