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...)
 
OK097
OK097 Neon - OK097: May March 1985 Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma More Info
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OK098
OK098 Neon - OK098: May March 1985 Oklahoma City - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma More Info
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OK152
OK152 Neon - OK152: Hornbeck March 1985 Shawnee - , Oklahoma More Info
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OK153
OK153 Neon - OK153: Hornbeck March 1985 Shawnee - , Oklahoma More Info
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OK154
OK154 Neon - OK154: Hornbeck March 1985 Shawnee - , Oklahoma More Info
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OK163
OK163 Neon - OK163: Ritz March 1985 Shawnee - , Oklahoma More Info
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OK164
OK164 Neon - OK164: Ritz March 1985 Shawnee - , Oklahoma More Info
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OK172
OK172 Neon - OK172: Leachman March 1985 Stillwater - Stillwater, Oklahoma More Info
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OK173
OK173 Neon - OK173: Leachman March 1985 Stillwater - Stillwater, Oklahoma More Info
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OK175
OK175 Neon - OK175: Leachman March 1985 Stillwater - Stillwater, Oklahoma More Info
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OK196
OK196 Neon - OK196: Key March 1985 Wewoka - Wewoka, Oklahoma More Info
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OK65
OK65 Neon - OK65: Ritz March 1985 Shawnee - , Oklahoma More Info
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ON125
ON125 Neon - ON125: Elgin May 1982 Toronto, ON - , Ontario- More Info
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OR023
OR023 Neon - OR023: Egyptian March 1986 Coos Bay - Coos Bay, Oregon More Info
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OR024
OR024 Neon - OR024: Egyptian March 1986 Coos Bay - Coos Bay, Oregon More Info
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OR025
OR025 Neon - OR025: Egyptian March 1986 Coos Bay - Coos Bay, Oregon More Info
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OR028
OR028 Neon - OR028: Egyptian March 1986 Coos Bay - Coos Bay, Oregon More Info
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OR029
OR029 Neon - OR029: Egyptian March 1986 Coos Bay - Coos Bay, Oregon More Info
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OR038
OR038 Neon - OR038: Harbor May 1985 Florence - Florence - OR, Oregon More Info
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OR097
OR097 Neon - OR097: Avalon June 1982 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR108
OR108 Neon - OR108: Fox June 1980 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR112
OR112 Neon - OR112: Guild June 1982 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR127
OR127 Neon - OR127: Paramount Sept 1969 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR128
OR128 Neon - OR128: Paramount July 1973 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR129
OR129 Neon - OR129: Paramount July 1973 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR130
OR130 Neon - OR130: Paramount Aug 1971 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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OR136
OR136 Neon - OR136: Roseway June 1982 Portland - Portland, Oregon More Info
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PA031
PA031 Neon - PA031: Ambridge Theatre June 1985 Ambridge - Ambridge, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA032
PA032 Neon - PA032: Ambridge Theatre June 1985 Ambridge - Ambridge, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA033
PA033 Neon - PA033: Ambridge June 1985 Ambridge - Ambridge, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA034
PA034 Neon - PA034: Ambridge Theatre June 1985 Ambridge - Ambridge, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA087
PA087 Neon - PA087: Coyle April 1984 Charleroi - Charleroi, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA088 Neon - PA088: Coyle April 1984 Charleoi - Charleroi, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA158
PA158 Neon - PA158: Warner May 1971 Erie - Erie, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA163
PA163 Neon - PA163: Everett Oct 1986 Everett - Everett - PA, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA164
PA164 Neon - PA164: Everett Oct 1986 Everett - Everett - PA, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA231
PA231 Neon - PA231: Embassy June 1960 Johnstown - Johnstown - PA, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA232
PA232 Neon - PA232: State Aug 1958 Johnstown Tops Diner - Johnstown - PA, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA301
PA301 Neon - PA301: Milford June 1988 Milford - Milford - PA, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA326
PA326 Neon - PA326: Newtown May 1983 Newtown - Newtown - PA, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA338
PA338 Neon - PA338: Roxy March 1986 Northampton - Northampton, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA372
PA372 Neon - PA372: Family July 1986 Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA403
PA403 Neon - PA403: World May 1968 Philadelphia - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA463
PA463 Neon - PA463: South Hills Nov 1983 Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania More Info
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PA468
PA468 Neon - PA468: Stanley Nov 1983 Pittsburgh - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania More Info
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PB003
PB003 Painted Buildings - PB003: WMMS Aug 1982 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB005
PB005 Painted Buildings - PB005: Al Kacy March 1973 Pueblo, CO - , Other More Info
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PB006
PB006 Painted Buildings - PB006: Painted Signs Jan 1982 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB007
PB007 Painted Buildings - PB007: Grain Elevators Feb 1986 Creston, B.C. Alberta Wheat Pool - , Other More Info
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PB008
PB008 Painted Buildings - PB008: Coca Cola - Manhattan Hotel March 1973 Salida, CO - , Other More Info
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