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...)
 
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SI053 Signs - Billboards - SI053: Sherwin-Williams Paint March 1975 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI054 Signs - Billboards - SI054: Stroh's Beer Oct 1971 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI055 Signs - Billboards - SI055: Stroh's Beer May 1972 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI057 Signs - Billboards - SI057: Stroh's Beer June 1972 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI058 Signs - Billboards - SI058: Stroh's Beer June 1970 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI060 Signs - Billboards - SI060: Sutton Industrial Hardware July 2005 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI061 Signs - Billboards - SI061: WMMS Billboard Feb 1985 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI063 Signs - Billboards - SI063: WMMS Billboard July 1983 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI066 Signs - Billboards - SI066: Windermere Moving Feb 2005 E. Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI067 Signs - Billboards - SI067: Arby's Jan 1986 Fairborn, OH - , Other More Info
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SI068 Signs - Billboards - SI068: B. & J. Photo Service June 2006 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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SI069 Signs - Billboards - SI069: Southside Sweeper June 2006 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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SI070 Signs - Billboards - SI070: Fremont Turnpike Motel July 2005 Fremont, OH - , Other More Info
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SI071 Signs - Billboards - SI071: SWP Sign Jan 1980 N. Casas Grandes, OH - , Other More Info
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SI072 Signs - Billboards - SI072: Thompson Drug Feb 2002 Kent, OH - , Other More Info
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SI073 Signs - Billboards - SI073: Thompson Drugs Feb 2002 Kent, OH - , Other More Info
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SI074 Signs - Billboards - SI074: Mahall's 20 Lanes July 2005 Lakewood, OH - , Other More Info
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SI076 Signs - Billboards - SI076: Louie's Liquor July 2005 Lima, OH - , Other More Info
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SI077 Signs - Billboards - SI077: Mello-Creme July 2005 Lima, OH - , Other More Info
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SI078 Signs - Billboards - SI078: Anchor A Wave Aug 2005 Lorain, OH - , Other More Info
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SI079 Signs - Billboards - SI079: Erieview Motel Aug 2005 Lorain, OH - , Other More Info
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SI080 Signs - Billboards - SI080: Kerekes Cafe Oct 2004 Lorain, OH - , Other More Info
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SI081 Signs - Billboards - SI081: Lorain Monument Works Aug 2005 Lorain, OH - , Other More Info
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SI083 Signs - Billboards - SI083: Sun-Set View Cottages Aug 2005 Lorain County, OH - , Other More Info
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SI084 Signs - Billboards - SI084: U Dirty Dog May 2005 Lyndhurst, OH - , Other More Info
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SI085 Signs - Billboards - SI085: Berry's Restaurant Feb 2004 Norwalk, OH - , Other More Info
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SI086 Signs - Billboards - SI086: Cedar Point Pier Aug 1981 Sandusky, OH - , Other More Info
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SI087 Signs - Billboards - SI087: Cedar Point Pier Aug 1983 Sandusky, OH - , Other More Info
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SI088 Signs - Billboards - SI088: Hotel Fort Barbee July 2005 St. Mary's, OH - , Other More Info
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SI089 Signs - Billboards - SI089: Hotel Fort Barbee July 2005 St. Mary's, OH - , Other More Info
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SI090 Signs - Billboards - SI090: Red Man Tobacco Jan 1973 Stone Creek, OH - , Other More Info
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SI092 Signs - Billboards - SI092: Elm Haven Motel Feb 2004 Strongsville, OH - , Other More Info
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SI093 Signs - Billboards - SI093: Country Quiet Sleeping Rooms April 2005 US Route 62, OH - , Other More Info
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SI094 Signs - Billboards - SI094: Country Quiet Sleeping Rooms April 2005 US Route 62, OH - , Other More Info
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SI095 Signs - Billboards - SI095: Teddy's Toy Box June 2006 Route 75 & 81, OH - , Other More Info
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SI096 Signs - Billboards - SI096: Girlie Pankcake House May 1980 Tulsa, OK - , Other More Info
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SI097 Signs - Billboards - SI097: Beverly's Restaurant March 1985 Oklahoma City, OK - , Other More Info
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SI098 Signs - Billboards - SI098: Route Signs Feb 1969 New Castle, PA - , Other More Info
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SI099 Signs - Billboards - SI099: Rodeo Motel March 1985 Vinita, OK - , Other More Info
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SI100 Signs - Billboards - SI100: Koehler Beer Clock May 1971 Erie, PA - , Other More Info
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SI102 Signs - Billboards - SI102: Miracle Motel March 1983 W. Springfield, PA - , Other More Info
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SI103 Signs - Billboards - SI103: Jack Daniel Distillery Dec 1982 Fayetteville, TN - , Other More Info
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SI104 Signs - Billboards - SI104: Creamy City Ice Cream Aug 2006 Cookeville, TN - , Other More Info
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SI106 Signs - Billboards - SI106: Animal World Billboard March 1971 Dallas, TX - , Other More Info
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SI107 Signs - Billboards - SI107: Border Signs March 1975 Presidio, TX - , Other More Info
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SI108 Signs - Billboards - SI108: Pot Border Sign March 1975 Presidio, TX - , Other More Info
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SI109 Signs - Billboards - SI109: The Corral Feb 1984 Victoria, TX - , Other More Info
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SI110 Signs - Billboards - SI110: Welcome To Brigham Sept 1983 Brigham City, UT - , Other More Info
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SI111 Signs - Billboards - SI111: Star Noodle Sept 1983 Ogden, UT - , Other More Info
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SI112 Signs - Billboards - SI112: Dairy Queen Nov 1975 Cleveland, OH" A Balanced Meal Is A Hamburger In Each Hand" - , Other More Info
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