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...)
 
LA048
LA048 Neon - LA048: Joy Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LA049
LA049 Neon - LA049: Joy Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LA053
LA053 Neon - LA053: Loews - Joy Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LA054
LA054 Neon - LA054: Lowes - Joy - Saenger Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LA057
LA057 Neon - LA057: Orpheum Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LA072
LA072 Neon - LA072: Saenger Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LA074
LA074 Neon - LA074: Saenger Dec 1982 New Orleans - New Orleans, Louisiana More Info
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LS001
LS001 Neon - LS001: Arcata Liquor - Everett's Club March 1986 Arcata, CA - , Other More Info
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LS010
LS010 Neon - LS010: Gargotto's Liquor March 1983 Louisville, KY - , Other More Info
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LS022
LS022 Neon - LS022: Jack's Liquor Store Jan 1983 Albuquerque, NM - , Other More Info
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LS026
LS026 Neon - LS026: Centennial Liquor Dec 1982 Dallas, TX - , Other More Info
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LS027
LS027 Neon - LS027: Spec's Liquor Feb 1984 Houston, TX - , Other More Info
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M058
M058 Neon - M058: Yorktown Nov 1982 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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M068
M068 Neon - M068: Mayland Sept 1982 Mayfield Hts - Mayfield Heights, Ohio More Info
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M072
M072 Neon - M072: Parma March 1969 Parma - Parma, Ohio More Info
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M076
M076 Neon - M076: Loew's West April 1984 Rocky River - Rocky River, Ohio More Info
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M086
M086 Neon - M086: Time Sept 1987 Mattoon - Mattoon, Illinois More Info
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M087
M087 Neon - M087: Bad Axe Jan 1985 Bad Axe - Bad Axe, Michigan More Info
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M113
M113 Neon - M113: Studio Feb 1987 San Jose - San Jose, California More Info
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M140
M140 Neon - M140: Mt. Union April 1982 Alliance - Alliance, Ohio More Info
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M221
M221 Neon - M221: Plaza April 1980 El Paso - El Paso, Texas More Info
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M222
M222 Neon - M222: State April 1980 El Paso - El Paso, Texas More Info
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M225
M225 Neon - M225: Fine Arts April 1982 Denton First Peoples Jewelers - Denton, Texas More Info
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M234
M234 Neon - M234: Star Aug 1980 St. Johnbury - St. Johnsbury, Vermont More Info
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MA005
MA005 Neon - MA005: Orpheum July 1968 Boston - Boston, Massachusetts More Info
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MA018
MA018 Neon - MA018: Savoy - Mayflower 1969 Boston - Boston, Massachusetts More Info
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MA020
MA020 Neon - MA020: Paramount - Mayflower - Keith 1964 Boston Washington Street - Boston, Massachusetts More Info
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MA088
MA088 Neon - MA088: Bijou Oct 1970 Springfield - Springfield - MA, Massachusetts More Info
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MA1018
MA1018 Neon - MA1018: Publix Oct 1971 Boston - Boston, Massachusetts More Info
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MD042
MD042 Neon - MD042: Grand May 1985 Baltimore - Baltimore, Maryland More Info
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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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