Vintage Signs of Upstate New York
Lately I’ve been obsessed with old signs–neon signs, ghost signs, populuxe styles, etc. They represent a living memory of the past, and express uniqueness and character from a time when business owners displayed confidence and the promise of permanence.
Nothing lasts forever, of course, especially in the realm of business, but these signs were clearly designed for the long term. Proof is the fact many of these signs have outlasted the businesses themselves. Some, like the Crystal Restaurant in Watertown, New York, beat the odds and have survived for nearly a century.
Posted on December 28, 2017, in Photography, Travel and tagged Advertisements, Alexandria Bay, Cortland, Endicott, Ghost Sign, Neon Sign, New York, Oswego, Populuxe, Sign, Vintage Sign, Watertown. Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.