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...)
 
PB009
PB009 Painted Buildings - PB009: Mail Pouch Tobacco Aug 1972 Wooster, OH - , Other More Info
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PB010
PB010 Painted Buildings - PB010: Nickel Plate Elevator Co. Jan 1971 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB011
PB011 Painted Buildings - PB011: Benson Warehouse May 1986 Cleveland, OHGas Station - 9th Street & Carnegie - , Other More Info
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PB012
PB012 Painted Buildings - PB012: Monopoly Board March 1974 Cleveland, OHCleveland Municipal Stadium - , Other More Info
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PB015
PB015 Painted Buildings - PB015: Batman & Robin Mural June 1982 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB016
PB016 Painted Buildings - PB016: Batman & Robin Mural Aug 1982 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB018
PB018 Painted Buildings - PB018: Coca Cola Jan 1973 E. Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB019
PB019 Painted Buildings - PB019: Mail Pouch Barn April 1975 Braceville, OH - , Other More Info
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PB020
PB020 Painted Buildings - PB020: Mail Pouch Tobacco April 1975 Braceville, OH - , Other More Info
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PB021
PB021 Painted Buildings - PB021: Plate Lunch - Coca Cola April 1974 Cincinnati, OH - , Other More Info
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PB022
PB022 Painted Buildings - PB022: Hessville Memorial Post 7881 Jan 1976 Hammond, IN - , Other More Info
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PB023
PB023 Painted Buildings - PB023: Armour and Company March 1970 Meridian, MS - , Other More Info
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PB024
PB024 Painted Buildings - PB024: Falstaff Beer April 1974 St. Louis, MO - , Other More Info
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PB025
PB025 Painted Buildings - PB025: Bath House April 1982 Tiajuana, B.C. - , Other More Info
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PB026
PB026 Painted Buildings - PB026: Painted Mural Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB027
PB027 Painted Buildings - PB027: The Weixelbaum Bros. Co. July 2005 Lima, OH - , Other More Info
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PB028
PB028 Painted Buildings - PB028: The Piqua Milling Co. Julyl 2005 Piqua, OH - , Other More Info
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PB029
PB029 Painted Buildings - PB029: Farnos Complete Food Service July 2005 Minster, OH - , Other More Info
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PB030
PB030 Painted Buildings - PB030: Glidden July 2005 Terre Haute, IN - , Other More Info
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PB031
PB031 Painted Buildings - PB031: Farmer's Pride July 2005 Terre Haute, IN - , Other More Info
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PB032
PB032 Painted Buildings - PB032: Mail Pouch July 2005 Elmo, IL - , Other More Info
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PB033
PB033 Painted Buildings - PB033: Pana Coal Mine Sept 2005 Pana, IL - , Other More Info
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PB034
PB034 Painted Buildings - PB034: Hurst Interiors Aug 2006 Lexington, KY - , Other More Info
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PB035 Painted Buildings - PB035: Painted Mural Aug 2006 Lexington, KY - , Other More Info
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PB036
PB036 Painted Buildings - PB036: Woodford Spears & Sons Aug 2006 Paris, KY - , Other More Info
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PB037
PB037 Painted Buildings - PB037: Paradise Bar & Grill June 2006 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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PB038
PB038 Painted Buildings - PB038: The Tool Store June 2006 Findlay, OH 2006 - , Other More Info
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PB039
PB039 Painted Buildings - PB039: Liberty Mural June 2006 Bucyrus, OH - , Other More Info
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PB040
PB040 Painted Buildings - PB040: Marbles Bar & Grill June 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB041
PB041 Painted Buildings - PB041: California Club June 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB043
PB043 Painted Buildings - PB043: Variety Flea Market Feb 2005 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB044
PB044 Painted Buildings - PB044: United Bank - National Biscuit Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB045 Painted Buildings - PB045: United Bank - National Biscuit Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB046 Painted Buildings - PB046: National Biscuit Company Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB047 Painted Buildings - PB047: United Bank Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB048 Painted Buildings - PB048: United Bank Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB049
PB049 Painted Buildings - PB049: Fire Mural Aug 2006 Cookeville, TN - , Other More Info
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PB051
PB051 Painted Buildings - PB051: Barn Jan 1984 Smithville, TN - , Other More Info
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PB052
PB052 Painted Buildings - PB052: Hotel Kent Feb 2004 Kent, OH - , Other More Info
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PB053
PB053 Painted Buildings - PB053: Furniture Store July 2005 Lima, OH - , Other More Info
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PB054 Painted Buildings - PB054: Packard Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB055 Painted Buildings - PB055: Packard Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB056 Painted Buildings - PB056: Plaza Hotel Sept 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB057 Painted Buildings - PB057: Coca Cola June 2006 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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PB058 Painted Buildings - PB058: Mail Pouch June 2006 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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PB059 Painted Buildings - PB059: Coca Colar June 2006 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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PB060 Painted Buildings - PB060: Gaylords - Sherwin Williams June 2006 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB062 Painted Buildings - PB062: The Stern Cloak Co. March 2005 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB063 Painted Buildings - PB063: Woolen and Fur Storage Aug 2006 Paris, KY - , Other More Info
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PB064 Painted Buildings - PB064: Karstadt Reed Cleaners July 2005 Indianapolis, IN - , Other More Info
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