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...)
 
MD074
MD074 Neon - MD074: Patterson May 1985 Baltimore - Baltimore, Maryland More Info
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MI012
MI012 Neon - MI012: Strand Jan 1985 Alma - Alma, Michigan More Info
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MI014
MI014 Neon - MI014: Strand Jan 1985 Alma - Alma, Michigan More Info
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MI016
MI016 Neon - MI016: State May 1983 Alpena - Alpena, Michigan More Info
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MI034
MI034 Neon - MI034: Bad Axe Jan 1985 Bad Axe - Bad Axe, Michigan More Info
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MI035
MI035 Neon - MI035: Bad Axe Jan 1985 Bad Axe - Bad Axe, Michigan More Info
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MI068
MI068 Neon - MI068: Star June 1983 Brooklyn - Brooklyn - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI070
MI070 Neon - MI070: Star June 1983 Brooklyn - Brooklyn - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI071
MI071 Neon - MI071: Star June 1983 Brooklyn - Brooklyn - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI072
MI072 Neon - MI072: Star June 1983 Brooklyn - Brooklyn - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI084
MI084 Neon - MI084: Strand Jan 1985 Caro - Caro, Michigan More Info
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MI117
MI117 Neon - MI117: Main Oct 1983 Coldwater - Coldwater - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI187
MI187 Neon - MI187: Redford Oct 1984 Detroit - Detroit, Michigan More Info
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MI227
MI227 Neon - MI227: Delft May 1983 Escanaba - Escanaba, Michigan More Info
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MI231
MI231 Neon - MI231: Michigan May 1983 Escanaba - Escanaba, Michigan More Info
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MI232
MI232 Neon - MI232: Michigan May 1983 Escanaba - Escanaba, Michigan More Info
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MI237
MI237 Neon - MI237: Civic Oct 1984 Farmington - Farmington, Michigan More Info
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MI326
MI326 Neon - MI326: Pix Jan 1985 Lapeer - Lapeer, Michigan More Info
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MI328
MI328 Neon - MI328: Pix Jan 1985 Lapeer - Lapeer, Michigan More Info
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MI353
MI353 Neon - MI353: Rex Sept 1982 Morenci - Morenci, Michigan More Info
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MI356
MI356 Neon - MI356: Jewel May 1982 Mt. Clemens - Mount Clemens, Michigan More Info
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MI359
MI359 Neon - MI359: Broadway Jan 1985 Mt. Pleasant - Mount Pleasant - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI362
MI362 Neon - MI362: Boradway Jan 1985 Mt. Pleasant - Mount Pleasant - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI372
MI372 Neon - MI372: Ward Jan 1985 Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI375
MI375 Neon - MI375: Ward Jan 1985 Mount Pleasant - Mount Pleasant - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI383
MI383 Neon - MI383: Marquis April 1985 Northview - Northville, Michigan More Info
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MI419
MI419 Neon - MI419: Main Oct 1984 Royal Oak - Royal Oak - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI425
MI425 Neon - MI425: Washington July 1974 Royal Oak - Royal Oak - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI464
MI464 Neon - MI464: Michigan Oct 1983 South Haven - South Haven, Michigan More Info
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MI483
MI483 Neon - MI483: Riviera Oct 1983 Three Rivers - Three Rivers, Michigan More Info
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MI493
MI493 Neon - MI493: Vassar Jan 1985 Vassar - Vassar - MI, Michigan More Info
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MI500
MI500 Neon - MI500: State April 1985 Wayne - Wayne - MI, Michigan More Info
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MN098
MN098 Neon - MN098: Campus Sept 1982 Minneapolis - Minneapolis, Minnesota More Info
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MN139
MN139 Neon - MN139: Uptown Sept 1982 Minneapolis - Minneapolis, Minnesota More Info
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MN178
MN178 Neon - MN178: Lawler Feb 1982 Rochester - Rochester - MN, Minnesota More Info
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MN197
MN197 Neon - MN197: Grandview Sept 1982 St. Paul - St. Paul, Minnesota More Info
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MN198
MN198 Neon - MN198: Grandview Sept 1982 St. Paul - St. Paul, Minnesota More Info
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MN204
MN204 Neon - MN204: Highland Sept 1982 St. Paul - St. Paul, Minnesota More Info
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MN212
MN212 Neon - MN212: Orpheum Sept 1982 St. Paul - St. Paul, Minnesota More Info
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MN237
MN237 Neon - MN237: Cozy Feb 1987 Wadena - Wadena, Minnesota More Info
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MN238
MN238 Neon - MN238: Cozy Feb 1987 Wadena - Wadena, Minnesota More Info
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MO013
MO013 Neon - MO013: Brentwood March 1985 Brentwood - Brentwood - MO, Missouri More Info
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MO037
MO037 Neon - MO037: Ben Bolt March 1984 Chillicothe - Chillicothe - MO, Missouri More Info
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MO039
MO039 Neon - MO039: Ben Bolt March 1984 Chillicothe - Chillicothe - MO, Missouri More Info
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MO062
MO062 Neon - MO062: Missouri March 1985 Columbia - Columbia - MO, Missouri More Info
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MO164
MO164 Neon - MO164: Paradise Aug 1985 N. Kansas City - N. Kansas City, Missouri More Info
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MO165
MO165 Neon - MO165: Paradise Aug 1985 N. Kansas City - N. Kansas City, Missouri More Info
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MO211
MO211 Neon - MO211: Fox Dec 1959 St. Louis - St. Louis - MO, Missouri More Info
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MO223
MO223 Neon - MO223: Granada March 1985 St. Louis - St. Louis - MO, Missouri More Info
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MO227
MO227 Neon - MO227: Hi-Pointe March 1985 St. Louis - St. Louis - MO, Missouri More Info
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