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...)
 
APM001
APM001 Signs - Billboards - APM001: Memphis Kiddie Park Aug 2005 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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AUTO001
AUTO001 Signs - Billboards - AUTO001: Sinclair HC Gasoline April 1972 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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AUTO002
AUTO002 Signs - Billboards - AUTO002: OK Used Cars SIgn March 1986 Arcata, CA - , Other More Info
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AUTO055
AUTO055 Signs - Billboards - AUTO055: Pontiac Goodwill Used Cars Jan 1984 Carruthersville, MO - , Other More Info
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AUTO071
AUTO071 Signs - Billboards - AUTO071: Acon's Mercury Auto July 1974 Rochester, PA - , Other More Info
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AUTO075
AUTO075 Signs - Billboards - AUTO075: Hudson Auto May 1971 Ronceverte, WV - , Other More Info
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AUTO077
AUTO077 Signs - Billboards - AUTO077: Hudson Auto Parts May 1971 Ronceverte, WV - , Other More Info
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AUTO087
AUTO087 Signs - Billboards - AUTO087: Woodford Motor Aug 2006 Cookville, TN - , Other More Info
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AUTO088
AUTO088 Signs - Billboards - AUTO088: Super Chevrolet Service June 1971 Southington, OH - , Other More Info
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AUTO089
AUTO089 Signs - Billboards - AUTO089: Kaiser Fraser Service Dec 1973 Kingsville, OH - , Other More Info
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AUTO090
AUTO090 Signs - Billboards - AUTO090: Texaco Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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BST034
BST034 Signs - Billboards - BST034: Greyhound Hotel July 1989 Eureka, CA - , Other More Info
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CA2177
CA2177 Restaurants and cafes - CA2177: Crest Jan 1983 San BernadinoSnack BarHot Dog Factory - San Bernardino, California More Info
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GS004
GS004 Signs - Billboards - GS004: Gulf April 1970 Malvern, AR - , Other More Info
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GS014
GS014 Signs - Billboards - GS014: Texaco Gas Station Feb 1984 Trinidad, CO - , Other More Info
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GS032
GS032 Signs - Billboards - GS032: Mobil Horse March 1985 Moberly, MO - , Other More Info
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GS040
GS040 Signs - Billboards - GS040: Richfield Eagle Dec 1982 E. ELy, NV - , Other More Info
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GS062
GS062 Signs - Billboards - GS062: Sheeter Hi-Speed Gas Sept 1974 Delphos, OH - , Other More Info
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NES037
NES037 Signs - Billboards - NES037: McDonald's May 1983 Green Bay, WI - , Other More Info
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NY488
NY488 Signs - Billboards - NY488: Times Square Nov 1963 Manhattan, NY - , Other More Info
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SI001
SI001 Signs - Billboards - SI001: McDonald's March 1983 Huntsville, AL - , Other More Info
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SI002
SI002 Signs - Billboards - SI002: Marlboro Jan 1984 Jonesboro, AR - , Other More Info
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SI003
SI003 Signs - Billboards - SI003: McDonald's April 1982 Downey, CA - , Other More Info
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SI004
SI004 Signs - Billboards - SI004: Eden Center March 1986 San Leandro, CA - , Other More Info
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SI005
SI005 Signs - Billboards - SI005: Eden March 1986 San Leandro, CA - , Other More Info
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SI006
SI006 Signs - Billboards - SI006: Rainbow Cattle Co. Nov 1978 San Francisio, CA - , Other More Info
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SI007
SI007 Signs - Billboards - SI007: We Have the.... Oct 1978 Colorado Springs, CO - , Other More Info
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SI008
SI008 Signs - Billboards - SI008: Stag Beer Sign Feb 1985 Chester, IL - , Other More Info
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SI009
SI009 Signs - Billboards - SI009: Rexall Drugs Sept 2005 Pana, IL - , Other More Info
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SI011
SI011 Signs - Billboards - SI011: Villa Motel July 2005 Brazil, IN - , Other More Info
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SI012
SI012 Signs - Billboards - SI012: Green Lantern Fine Food Sept 2005 Effingham, IL - , Other More Info
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SI014
SI014 Signs - Billboards - SI014: Dutch Pan Restaurant Sept 2005 Greenup, IL - , Other More Info
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SI015
SI015 Signs - Billboards - SI015: 2 Acres Motel Sept 2005 Greenville, IL - , Other More Info
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SI017
SI017 Signs - Billboards - SI017: Drake Motel July 2005 Indianapolis, IN - , Other More Info
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SI019
SI019 Signs - Billboards - SI019: Pine Motel July 2005 Indianapolis, IN - , Other More Info
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SI020
SI020 Signs - Billboards - SI020: Economy Motel July 2005 Philidelphia, IN - , Other More Info
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SI022
SI022 Signs - Billboards - SI022: Gem Motel July 2005 Philidelphia, IN - , Other More Info
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SI023
SI023 Signs - Billboards - SI023: Gem Motel July 2005 Philidelphia, IN - , Other More Info
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SI026
SI026 Signs - Billboards - SI026: Ashley Motel July 2005 Plainfield, IN - , Other More Info
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SI027
SI027 Signs - Billboards - SI027: Circus Conies & Cones July 2005 Seelyville, IN - , Other More Info
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SI029
SI029 Signs - Billboards - SI029: " A likeable Chap" Sept 2005 Walkereton, IN - , Other More Info
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SI030
SI030 Signs - Billboards - SI030: 69 Motel Sept 1978 Pittsburg, KS - , Other More Info
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SI031
SI031 Signs - Billboards - SI031: Lake Cumberland Motel Aug 2006 Cumberland, KY - , Other More Info
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SI032
SI032 Signs - Billboards - SI032: The Leader Store Oct 1980 Escanaba, MI - , Other More Info
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SI033
SI033 Signs - Billboards - SI033: Grain Belt Beer Sept 1982 Minneapolis, MN - , Other More Info
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SI034
SI034 Signs - Billboards - SI034: United Missouri Bank April 1974 St. Louis, MOCentral American Paper Carton Co.Painted Building - , Other More Info
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SI035
SI035 Signs - Billboards - SI035: No Parking Nov 1983 Jamestown, NY - , Other More Info
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SI036
SI036 Signs - Billboards - SI036: Dancing Girls Billboard May 1981 Buffalo, NYFilmart Cameras Store - , Other More Info
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SI038
SI038 Signs - Billboards - SI038: Morrow's Laundromat June 2005 Arlington, OH - , Other More Info
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SI039
SI039 Signs - Billboards - SI039: Morrow's Laundromat Car Wash June 2005 Arlington, OH - , Other More Info
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