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Alexandria Ghost Sign

Old brick ad for Walter Roberts Inc Hay Grain, Flour, and Feed Office in Alexandria, Virginia. Today on the side of Virtue Feed & Grain restaurant, 106 S. Union Street.

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Photo Included in the Fall Issue of the Society for Commercial Archeology Journal

It was an honor to have one of my photos included in the fall 2020 Society for Commercial Archeology Journal! It helped to illustrate an article on Flame Signs by Debra Jane Seltzer. (The neon sign is from Fire Equipment Headquarters, 64 Marshall Street in Rochester, New York)

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Photography Roadside America

OK Used Cars

Old neon sign (neon removed) for OK Used Cars at Gasoline Alley Auto Sales, 661 N Loudoun Street in Winchester, Virginia. Honesty in advertising?

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Photography Roadside America

Valley Diner (defunct)

Cool ghost neon sign for the Valley Diner outside Toms Brook (south of Strasburg, VA) along U.S. Route 11. According to Diner Hunter, it opened in 1932 and was likely built on-site. This sign has been there since at least the 1960s. dinerhunter.com/2011/11/27/valley-diner-toms-brook-va/

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Pied Piper’s Old Ice Cream Stand

Pied Piper’s old fashioned ice cream stand, at 3168 State Route 28 in Old Forge, New York, across the street from Enchanted Forest Water Safari, is known for their flavor “Adirondack Black Bear.” The Adirondack Mountains have been a vacation destination for over a century.

This picturesque region is home to 102 towns and villages and approximately 132,000 people. Seven to ten million tourists flock to this area annually to enjoy hunting, camping, boating, and fishing in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in winter, and to see the beautiful autumn colors in the fall.

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Vintage Pepsi and Barber Shop

Vintage plastic sign for Pepsi hanging over the Central Barber Shop, 119 Main Street (U.S. Route 11) in Woodstock, Virginia. Because if there’s one thing I think about while getting my haircut, it’s cracking open a refreshing Pepsi Cola.

Vintage Pepsi and Barber Shop
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Fading Coca-Cola

Fading Coca-Cola
Faded Coca-Cola ad on the side of a brick commercial building at 100 S. Mildred Street in Ranson, West Virginia at the corner of Mildred and W 6th Avenue. You can see they lowered the windows, effacing part of the ad.