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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SI114 Signs - Billboards - SI114: Wlady's Repair Aug 2004 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI115 Signs - Billboards - SI115: Murphy's Motel Feb 2004 Strongsville, OH - , Other More Info
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SI116 Signs - Billboards - SI116: Litts's Plumbing March 2004 Parma Hts., OH - , Other More Info
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SI117 Signs - Billboards - SI117: Memphis Drive-In Theatre Aug 2005 Cleveland, OH Red Eye - Skeleton KeyFlea Market Wed Sat Sun - , Other More Info
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SI119 Signs - Billboards - SI119: Goodtimes Aug 2005 Avon, OH - , Other More Info
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SI120 Signs - Billboards - SI120: Konyk's Tavern Aug 2005 Parma, OH - , Other More Info
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SI121 Signs - Billboards - SI121: Jigsaw Saloon Aug 2005 Parma, OH - , Other More Info
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SI122 Signs - Billboards - SI122: Pizza State Road Aug 2005 Parma, OH - , Other More Info
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SI123 Signs - Billboards - SI123: Geneva Motel Aug 2005 Geneva, OH - , Other More Info
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SI124 Signs - Billboards - SI124: Tuxedo Lanes Aug 2005 Parma, OH - , Other More Info
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SI125 Signs - Billboards - SI125: Ho-Hum Motel Aug 2005 Saybrook, OH - , Other More Info
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SI126 Signs - Billboards - SI126: George House AUg 2005 Findlay, OH - , Other More Info
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SI127 Signs - Billboards - SI127: Wake Up Rock Hard Aug 2005 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI128 Signs - Billboards - SI128: Betty's Motel Aug 2005 Geneva, OH - , Other More Info
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SI130 Signs - Billboards - SI130: Cedar Point Aug 1983 Sandusky, OH - , Other More Info
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SI131
SI131 Signs - Billboards - SI131: Royal Castle July 1974 Euclid, OH - , Other More Info
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SI132 Signs - Billboards - SI132: Roxy Burlesque March 1972 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI133 Signs - Billboards - SI133: Roxy Burlesque Jan 1972 Cleveland, OH - , Other More Info
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SI134 Signs - Billboards - SI134: Holiday Motel March 1985 Fort Smith, AR - , Other More Info
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SI135 Signs - Billboards - SI135: Hollywood Motel March 1986 Burlingame, CA - , Other More Info
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SI136 Signs - Billboards - SI136: Restwell Motel Feb 1985 Salem, IL - , Other More Info
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SI137 Signs - Billboards - SI137: Bright Star Restaurants Jan 1986 Bessemer, AL - , Other More Info
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SI138 Signs - Billboards - SI138: Circus March 1973 Las Vegas, NV - , Other More Info
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SI139 Signs - Billboards - SI139: Brown-Forman Early Times April 1986 Louisville, KY - , Other More Info
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SI140 Signs - Billboards - SI140: Chicken Boy Jan 1983 Los Angeles, CA - , Other More Info
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SI141 Signs - Billboards - SI141: Chicken Boy Jan 1983 Los Angeles, CA - , Other More Info
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SI143 Signs - Billboards - SI143: Dude's Liquor & Guns May 1983 Antigo, WI - , Other More Info
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TN016 Neon - TN016: Ritz March 1983 Brownsville - Brownsville, Tennessee More Info
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TN081
TN081 Neon - TN081: Malco - Paramount March 1983 Jackson - Jackson - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN099 Neon - TN099: Tennessee March 1983 Knoxville - Knoxville - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN103 Neon - TN103: Crockett Dec 1982 Lawrenceburg - Lawrenceburg - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN130 Neon - TN130: Park Jan 1984 McMinnville - McMinnville - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN143 Neon - TN143: Daisy Jan 1984 Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee More Info
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TN167
TN167 Neon - TN167: Memphian April 1981 Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee More Info
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TN168 Neon - TN168: Memphian April 1981 Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee More Info
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TN174 Neon - TN174: New Daisy Jan 1984 Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee More Info
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TN178 Neon - TN178: Orpheum Jan 1984 Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee More Info
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TN184
TN184 Neon - TN184: Park Dec 1982 Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee More Info
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TN213 Neon - TN213: Belle Meade Dec 1982 Nashville - Nashville - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN226
TN226 Neon - TN226: Star March 1983 New Tazewell - New Tazewell, Tennessee More Info
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TN238
TN238 Neon - TN238: Capri Jan 1984 Shelbyville Princess - Shelbyville - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN239 Neon - TN239: Capri Jan 1984 Shelbyville Princess - Shelbyville - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TN254
TN254 Neon - TN254: Marshall Jan 1984 Tullahoma - Tullahoma - TN, Tennessee More Info
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TX052
TX052 Neon - TX052: Gaylynn Jan 1986 Beaumont - Beaumont - TX, Texas More Info
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TX136 Neon - TX136: Ayers Feb 1984 Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, Texas More Info
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TX137 Neon - TX137: Ayers Feb 1984 Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, Texas More Info
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TX138 Neon - TX138: Ayers Feb 1984 Corpus Christi - Corpus Christi, Texas More Info
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TX166 Neon - TX166: Arcadia Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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TX169 Neon - TX169: Arcadia Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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TX188 Neon - TX188: Granada Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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