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...)
 
PB065
PB065 Painted Buildings - PB065: Ambassador Superior Lanes March 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB066
PB066 Painted Buildings - PB066: National Paper & Packaging June 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB067
PB067 Painted Buildings - PB067: Gas House June 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB068
PB068 Painted Buildings - PB068: Beaver Creek Resort Aug 2006 Monticello, KY - , Other More Info
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PB069
PB069 Painted Buildings - PB069: The Patterson - Sargent Co. June 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB070
PB070 Painted Buildings - PB070: Mentor Hardware - Closed Aug 2005 Mentor, OH - , Other More Info
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PB071
PB071 Painted Buildings - PB071: Northern Ohio Cleaners Aug 2005 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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PB072
PB072 Painted Buildings - PB072: Coca Cola - CW Brand Tea Jan 1973 E. Cleveland, OH - , 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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SI040
SI040 Signs - Billboards - SI040: Goodtimes Avon 2005 Avon, OH - , Other More Info
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SI041
SI041 Signs - Billboards - SI041: Aquar Marine Hotel & Resort Jan 2005 Avon Lake, OH - , Other More Info
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SI042
SI042 Signs - Billboards - SI042: Aqua Marine July 2003 July 2003 - , Other More Info
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SI043
SI043 Signs - Billboards - SI043: Lucky Corner Cafe 7Up Aug 1982 Barberton, OH - , Other More Info
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SI044
SI044 Signs - Billboards - SI044: Apple Butter Festival Oct 1968 Burton, OH - , Other More Info
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SI045
SI045 Signs - Billboards - SI045: Bair Drugs Julyl 2005 Celina, OH - , Other More Info
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SI046
SI046 Signs - Billboards - SI046: Chessie System Sept 1983 Chillicothe, OH - , Other More Info
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SI047
SI047 Signs - Billboards - SI047: Chrysler Billboard June 1970 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI048
SI048 Signs - Billboards - SI048: Coopertone June 1970 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI049
SI049 Signs - Billboards - SI049: Pia April 1982 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI051
SI051 Signs - Billboards - SI051: 7 Up Uncover Billboard Aug 1971 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI052
SI052 Signs - Billboards - SI052: 7 UP Aug 1971 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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