Join me as I explore the quirky, offbeat, and iconic places that make America unique
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.
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)
Old neon sign (neon removed) for OK Used Cars at Gasoline Alley Auto Sales, 661 N Loudoun Street in Winchester, Virginia. Honesty in advertising?
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/
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 […]
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.
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