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...)
 
TX189
TX189 Neon - TX189: Granada Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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TX200
TX200 Neon - TX200: Inwood Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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12338
TX210
TX210 Neon - TX210: Lakewood Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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12348
TX211
TX211 Neon - TX211: Lakewood Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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12349
TX227
TX227 Neon - TX227: Stevens Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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TX228
TX228 Neon - TX228: Stevens Dec 1982 Dallas - Dallas, Texas More Info
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TX246
TX246 Neon - TX246: Fine Arts April 1982 Denton Texas - Denton, Texas More Info
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TX266
TX266 Neon - TX266: Normana March 1984 El Campo - El Campo, Texas More Info
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12404
TX267
TX267 Neon - TX267: Normana March 1984 El Campo - El Campo, Texas More Info
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12405
TX273
TX273 Neon - TX273: Colon April 1980 El Paso - El Paso, Texas More Info
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TX287
TX287 Neon - TX287: Pioneer Feb 1984 Falfurrias - Falfurrias, Texas More Info
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TX290
TX290 Neon - TX290: Pioneer Feb 1984 Falfurrias - Falfurrias, Texas More Info
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TX341
TX341 Neon - TX341: Grande June 1984 Harlingen - Harlingen, Texas More Info
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12479
TX358
TX358 Neon - TX358: Star Feb 1984 Hereford - Hereford, Texas More Info
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12496
TX370
TX370 Neon - TX370: Al Ray Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12508
TX379
TX379 Neon - TX379: Colonial Feb 1984 Houston Fulton - Houston, Texas More Info
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TX380
TX380 Neon - TX380: Colonial Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12518
TX382
TX382 Neon - TX382: Delman Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12520
TX383
TX383 Neon - TX383: Delman Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12521
TX384
TX384 Neon - TX384: Delman Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12522
TX391
TX391 Neon - TX391: Don Gordon Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12529
TX396
TX396 Neon - TX396: Garden Oaks Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12534
TX405
TX405 Neon - TX405: Granada Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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TX406
TX406 Neon - TX406: Granada Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12544
TX420
TX420 Neon - TX420: Ritz Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12558
TX435
TX435 Neon - TX435: Venus Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12573
TX436
TX436 Neon - TX436: Venus Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12574
TX437
TX437 Neon - TX437: Venus Feb 1984 Houston - Houston, Texas More Info
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12575
TX474
TX474 Neon - TX474: Plaza Feb 1984 Laredo - Laredo, Texas More Info
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12612
TX475
TX475 Neon - TX475: Plaza Feb 1984 Laredo - Laredo, Texas More Info
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12613
TX476
TX476 Neon - TX476: Plaza Feb 1984 Laredo - Laredo, Texas More Info
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12614
TX527
TX527 Neon - TX527: El Rey Feb 1984 McAllen - McAllen, Texas More Info
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12665
TX528
TX528 Neon - TX528: El Rey Sept 1984 McAllen - McAllen, Texas More Info
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12666
TX548
TX548 Neon - TX548: Rex Sept 1984 Mission - Mission - TX, Texas More Info
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12686
TX569
TX569 Neon - TX569: Brauntex Feb 1984 New Braunfels - New Braunfels, Texas More Info
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12707
TX570
TX570 Neon - TX570: Brauntex Feb 1984 New Braunfels - New Braunfels, Texas More Info
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12708
TX638
TX638 Neon - TX638: Cole Aug 1984 Rosenberg - Rosenberg, Texas More Info
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12776
TX639
TX639 Neon - TX639: Cole Aug 1984 Rosenberg - Rosenberg, Texas More Info
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12777
TX666
TX666 Neon - TX666: Aztec-3 Feb 1984 San Antonio - San Antonio, Texas More Info
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TX700
TX700 Neon - TX700: Woodlawn Feb 1984 San Antonio - San Antonio, Texas More Info
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12838
TX714
TX714 Neon - TX714: Texas Feb 1984 Seguin - Seguin, Texas More Info
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12852
TX726
TX726 Neon - TX726: Palace Feb 1984 Seguin - Seguin, Texas More Info
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12864
TX728
TX728 Neon - TX728: Palace Feb 1984 Seguin - Seguin, Texas More Info
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12866
TX729
TX729 Neon - TX729: Palace Feb 1984 Seguin - Seguin, Texas More Info
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12867
TX742
TX742 Neon - TX742: Palms Theatre Feb 1984 Sugarland - Sugarland, Texas More Info
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12880
TX781
TX781 Painted Buildings - TX781: Circle Drive-In Feb 1984 Waco - , Texas More Info
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UT005
UT005 Neon - UT005: San Juan Aug 1984 Blanding - Blanding, Utah More Info
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12945
UT047
UT047 Neon - UT047: Utah Sept 1983 Logan - Logan - UT, Utah More Info
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UT048
UT048 Neon - UT048: Utah Sept 1984 Logan - Logan - UT, Utah More Info
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UT061
UT061 Neon - UT061: Murray Sept 1983 Murray - Murray - UT, Utah More Info
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