Signs, Billboards, Neon

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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AUTO027 Neon Signs - AUTO027: Jackson's Motors Feb 1984 Pueblo, CO - , Other More Info
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AUTO033 Neon Signs - AUTO033: More-Skinny Used Cars Feb 1984 Pueblo, CO - , Other More Info
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AUTO037 Neon Signs - AUTO037: George's Comet Motorcars Aug 1985 Chicago, IL - , Other More Info
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AUTO039 Neon Signs - AUTO039: "Z" Frank Chevrolet July 1983 Chicago, IL - , Other More Info
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AUTO040 Neon Signs - AUTO040: "Z" Frank Chevrolet July 1983 Chicago, IL - , Other More Info
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AUTO043 Neon Signs - AUTO043: Goodyear Sign Oct 1983 Chicago, IL - , Other More Info
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AUTO044 Neon Signs - AUTO044: Goodyear Sign Oct 1983 Chicago, IL - , Other More Info
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AUTO062 Neon Signs - AUTO062: Carnegie Body Sign Dec 1984 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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NES001 Neon Signs - NES001: Roller Rink Jan 1984 Estill Spring, TN - , Other More Info
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NES003 Neon Signs - NES003: Assiniboia Inn Feb 1986 Medicine Hat, AL - , Other More Info
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NES005 Neon Signs - NES005: Melody Lane Motel Feb 1984 Raton, NM - , Other More Info
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NES006 Neon Signs - NES006: Steele's Motel Dec 1982 Sherman Oaks, CA - , Other More Info
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NES007 Neon Signs - NES007: Hollywood Motel March 1986 Burlingame, CA - , Other More Info
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NES008 Neon Signs - NES008: Shelby Motel Dec 1982 Bartlett, TN - , Other More Info
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NES009 Neon Signs - NES009: Ramada Inn Dec 1983 Effingham, IL - , Other More Info
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NES010 Neon Signs - NES010: Adler Motel Dec 1982 Henderson, TX - , Other More Info
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NES011 Neon Signs - NES011: Adler Motel Dec 1982 Henderson, TX - , Other More Info
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NES012 Neon Signs - NES012: Trade Winds Feb 1984 Raton, NM - , Other More Info
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NES013 Neon Signs - NES013: Thunderbird Lodge March 1986 Yreka, CA - , Other More Info
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NES014 Neon Signs - NES014: Thunderbird Lodge March 1986 Yreka, CA - , Other More Info
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NES015 Neon Signs - NES015: Motel Travelers March 1985 Bartlesville, OK - , Other More Info
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NES017 Neon Signs - NES017: Trade Winds Inn March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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NES018 Neon Signs - NES018: Sands Motel March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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NES019 Neon Signs - NES019: Flamingo Motel March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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NES020 Neon Signs - NES020: Capri Motel March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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NES022 Neon Signs - NES022: Englander Motel March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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NES023 Neon Signs - NES023: Flamingo - Capri March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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NES024 Neon Signs - NES024: Planet Inn March 1985 Oklahoma City, OK - , Other More Info
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NES025 Neon Signs - NES025: Se Rancho Motel Sept 1983 Salt Lake City, UT - , Other More Info
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NES026 Neon Signs - NES026: Sands Motel Jan 1984 Blytheville, AR - , Other More Info
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NES027 Neon Signs - NES027: Holiday Inn Oct 1982 Kent, OH - , Other More Info
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NES028 Neon Signs - NES028: Stardust Motel June 185 N. Lima, OH - , Other More Info
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NES029 Neon Signs - NES029: Sahara Sands Motel Feb 1984 Tucumcari, NM - , Other More Info
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NES032 Neon Signs - NES032: Budweiser Sign March 1985 St. Louis, MO - , Other More Info
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NES033 Neon Signs - NES033: Budweiser Sign March 1985 St. Louis, MO - , Other More Info
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NES035 Neon Signs - NES035: Budweiser Sign March 1985 St. Louis, MO - , Other More Info
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NES039 Neon Signs - NES039: Cuban Liquor Co. Dec 1982 Shreveport, LA - , Other More Info
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NES043 Neon Signs - NES043: Alpha Zenith TV Nov 1982 Downers Grove, IL - , Other More Info
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NES045 Neon Signs - NES045: Alpha TV Nov 1982 Downers Grove, ILReflections in a puddle - , Other More Info
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NES046 Neon Signs - NES046: Jackson's Motors Used Cars Feb 1984 Pueblo, CO - , Other More Info
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NES049 Neon Signs - NES049: Ireland Adv. & Electric March 1984 Chillicothe, MO - , Other More Info
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NES051 Neon Signs - NES051: Green Parrot Bar Feb 1984 San Marcos, TX - , Other More Info
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NES052 Neon Signs - NES052: Green Parrot Bar Feb 1984 San Marcos, TX - , Other More Info
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NES056 Neon Signs - NES056: Diamond Cab Sign Jan 1984 Johnson City, TN - , Other More Info
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NES058 Neon Signs - NES058: Texas Neon Adv. Co Feb 1984 San Antonio, TX - , Other More Info
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NES060 Neon Signs - NES060: Fuji Film Times Sqaure Oct 1983 Manhattan, NY - , Other More Info
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NES063 Neon Signs - NES063: Panasonic Sign Oct 1983 Manhattan, NY - , Other More Info
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NES066 Neon Signs - NES066: Holiday Inn Sept 1978 Kansas City, MO - , Other More Info
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NES068 Neon Signs - NES068: American Typewriter June 1984 Euclid, OH - , Other More Info
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NES069 Neon Signs - NES069: Koehler May 1971 Erie, PA - , Other More Info
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