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Signs & Billboards

A sign is something that can point you towards an attraction – towards a milkshake, a movie, or a neighboring town — but some signs are so unique, or so bleakly common, that they themselves become attractions (or un-attractions). Check out some of the more unusual signs here at the picture collection – there are 98 pictures and 12 booklets waiting for you.

Queens, NY
KalTech Industries Group
Manufacturers of Environmental Graphics and Signage
InfoNorm Sign System

Amarillo, Texas
Photo by Howard Ande

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Drive-In Movie Theaters

Drive-In Movie Theaters

Zambia
National Geographic. September 2005.
Photo by Lynn Johnson.

Black & White Magazine, Issue 45. September 2006.

Geo.

Geo.

Bangkok, Thailand
National Geographic. November 1955.

National Lampoon, August 1990.

National Lampoon, August 1989.

National Lampoon, August 1989.

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Cowboys & Western Life

These fine as cream gravy ‘curly wolves’ are cuttin’ a swell in apple pie order, and I’m no flannel mouth. Pony up! Quit beatin’ the devil around the stump and get a wiggle on to the collection to see for yourself.

A sample from the 134 items in Cowboys & Western Life follows.

Death Valley

Two Cowboys

September 1939.  Photo: Ivan Dimitri.

September 1939.
Photo: Ivan Dimitri.

September 1939.

September 1939.

1929.

1929.

1929.

1929.

September 1939.

September 1939.

September 1939.

September 1939.

June 1939.

June 1939.

Deadwood Dick (Nat Love)

Deadwood Dick (Nat Love)

May 1956

May 1956

America Illustrated, 1967.

America Illustrated, 1967.

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