Hot Lights: Neon and Incandescent Signs of Upstate New York
Neon and incandescent signs were popular during the first half of the twentieth century and used to line America’s main streets, especially in larger cities. They consisted of glass tubes bent into a variety of shapes and lit with colorful gas. Sadly, after World War 2 they were considered garish, ugly, and expensive, so many were removed. In some cases, businesses removed the neon lights but kept the signs. It’s a shame because they add character and uniqueness to a commercial district.
Posted on December 21, 2017, in Photography, Travel and tagged Advertisements, Alexandria Bay, Binghamton, Cortland, Neon Sign, New York, Sign, Sylvan Beach, Vintage Sign. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.