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...)
 
NY478
NY478 Neon - NY478: Studio 1 Feb 1986 Lynbrook - Lynbrook, New York More Info
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NY488
NY488 Signs - Billboards - NY488: Times Square Nov 1963 Manhattan, NY - , Other More Info
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NY490
NY490 Neon - NY490: Criterion - Times Square May 1966 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY497
NY497 Neon - NY497: W. 42nd Street Oct 1983 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY498
NY498 Neon - NY498: W. 42nd Street Oct 1983 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY542
NY542 Neon - NY542: Charles May 1966 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY548
NY548 Neon - NY548: Cinema Village Nov 1986 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY585
NY585 Neon - NY585: Empire Oct 1983 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY630
NY630 Neon - NY630: Liberty Oct 1983 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY631
NY631 Neon - NY631: Liberty Oct 1983 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY655
NY655 Neon - NY655: Loew's State Aug 1967 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY670
NY670 Neon - NY670: Lyric - Victory Oct 1983 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY687
NY687 Neon - NY687: New Amsterdam 1967 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY745
NY745 Neon - NY745: RKO 86th Street June 1968 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY807
NY807 Neon - NY807: Variety Feb 1986 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY808
NY808 Neon - NY808: Variety Feb 1986 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY809
NY809 Neon - NY809: Variety Feb 1986 Manhattan - Manhattan, New York More Info
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NY847
NY847 Neon - NY847: Capitol Aug 1981 Newark - Newark - NY, New York More Info
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NY855
NY855 Neon - NY855: Loews April 1983 New Rochelle - New Rochelle, New York More Info
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OH024
OH024 Neon - OH024: Highland Dec 1982 Akron - Akron, Ohio More Info
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OH025
OH025 Neon - OH025: Highland Nov 1984 Akron - Akron, Ohio More Info
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OH032
OH032 Neon - OH032: Linda Aug 1980 Akron - Akron, Ohio More Info
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OH035
OH035 Neon - OH035: Linda Jan 1982 Akron - Akron, Ohio More Info
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OH069
OH069 Neon - OH069: Mt. Union Mar 1982 Alliance - Alliance, Ohio More Info
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OH070
OH070 Neon - OH070: Park Drive-InDate :Apr 1983 Alliance - Alliance, Ohio More Info
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OH094
OH094 Neon - OH094: Athena Cinemas April 1985 Athens - Athens, Ohio More Info
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OH110
OH110 Neon - OH110: West Sept 1982 Barberton - Barberton, Ohio More Info
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OH126
OH126 Neon - OH126: Berea Sept 1982 Berea - Berea, Ohio More Info
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OH127
OH127 Neon - OH127: Berea Sept 1982 Berea - Berea, Ohio More Info
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OH135
OH135 Neon - OH135: Midway Feb 1982 Bethel - Bethel, Ohio More Info
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OH153
OH153 Neon - OH153: Bryan May 1983 Bryan - Bryan, Ohio More Info
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OH169
OH169 Neon - OH169: Palace Aug 1980 Canton - Canton, Ohio More Info
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OH183
OH183 Neon - OH183: Falls March 1979 Chagrin Falls - Chagrin Falls, Ohio More Info
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OH193
OH193 Neon - OH193: Adena Sept 1983 Chillicothe - Chillicothe, Ohio More Info
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OH198
OH198 Neon - OH198: Majestic Sept 1983 Chillicothe - Chillicothe, Ohio More Info
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OH200
OH200 Neon - OH200: Majestic Sept 1983 Chillicothe - Chillicothe, Ohio More Info
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OH201
OH201 Neon - OH201: Majestic Sept 1983 Chillicothe - Chillicothe, Ohio More Info
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OH235
OH235 Neon - OH235: Albee Rko March 1970 Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio More Info
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OH239
OH239 Neon - OH239: Times Dec 1979 Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio More Info
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OH240
OH240 Neon - OH240: Times Dec 1979 Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio More Info
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OH257
OH257 Neon - OH257: Allen Feb 1969 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH258
OH258 Neon - OH258: Blue Bijou March 1979 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH259
OH259 Neon - OH259: Broadvue April 1969 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH262
OH262 Neon - OH262: Broadvue Dec 1983 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH280
OH280 Neon - OH280: Colony Theatre Sept 1984 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH281
OH281 Neon - OH281: Colony Theatre Sept 1984 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH282
OH282 Neon - OH282: Colony Theatre SEPT 1984 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH319
OH319 Neon - OH319: Liberty July 1962 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH326
OH326 Neon - OH326: Riverside Loew's April 1979 Cleveland - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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OH329
OH329 Neon - OH329: Riverside Loew's April 1984 - Cleveland, Ohio More Info
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