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In the signage industry, neon signs are electric signs lighted by long luminous gas-discharge tubes that contain rarefied neon or other gases. They are the most common use for neon lighting, which was first demonstrated in a modern form in December 1910 by Georges Claude at the Paris Motor Show.

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Los Angeles was home to America's first neon sign, a 1923 beauty shipped straight from Paris advertising a Packard dealership. 9 Fascinating Objects That Illustrate the History Of Los Angeles

9 Fascinating Objects That Illustrate the History Of Los Angeles

Like many major metropolises, Los Angeles has an international reputation, but the preconceived notions that surround the southern California hub seem to be consistently skewed. Sure, the weather’s nice—but it’s vapid, and too sprawling, and you need a car, and what about the traffic, and where’s the culture??

Cool Ford Dealership

Cool Ford Dealership

Dixie Gasoline Stations Neon Sign

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Dixie Gasoline Stations Neon Sign

Oldsmobile Neon sign

Oldsign.com Website Generator

Auto and Oil Co. Signs, Globes, Gas Pumps, Soda Pop and other advertising collectibles

Bakeries

vintage bakery sign, neon sign

vintage bakery sign, neon sign

Enormous Vintage Neon Bakery Sign 1

Enormous Vintage Neon Bakery Sign

Rescued from a little town in Northern Minnesota, this sign once hung across the entire building entrance on main street. Original red paint is worn to the perfect patina and at 18.5 foot in length- its large scale makes quite a statement!

12" High Retro Style D

retro neon signs

12" High Retro Style D

Becker's Bakery

Becker's Bakery Neon sign

Cakes for special occasions! I had uploaded a picture of this sign before, but this time the neon is lit up Update: I drove by this on 8/16/13 and this neon sign was replaced with a modern plastic sign. I suppose most businesses try to keep their old fashioned signs up for as long as its feasible. I'm glad that at least I got it when I did.

Star Bakery sign, 29th and Church in San Francisco's Noe Valley. The sign is still there, but the bakery is no longer in business.

Star Bakery

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Record Stores

Sam the Record Man

Yonge Street in the 1960's. Postcard courtesy of Chuckman's. There was a time not that long ago, when buying records (vinyl) at Sam's was a Saturday ritual. You'd take the subway downtown and walk the strip up to Yonge and Gould. This is of course before the young shoe shine boy, Emanuel Jaques was cruelly tortured and murdered prompting a sweeping "clean-up" of the Yonge Street strip. But that's another story....... Back then a record cost anywhere between $1.98-$4.98 and were visually very…

A&A Records and Sam the Record Man - Lost Treasures of Toronto

A&A Records and Sam the Record Man - Lost Treasures of Toronto

The iconic neon spinning records of the SAM THE RECORD MANs store in downtown Toronto lit up for one final time during the Nuit Blanche all-night arts

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The iconic neon spinning records of the SAM THE RECORD MAN's store in downtown Toronto lit up for one final time during the Nuit Blanche all-night arts festival in 2008. The record store was the hangout for music lovers for decades, and was at one time Canada's largest music retailer. However, the online music phenomenon and fierce competition from other retailers eventually forced SAM's into bankruptcy. After the Nuit Blanche event, the facade was removed. This photograph captures the last…

Museum of Neon Art (MONA) 136 W 4th St. Los Angeles, CA www.neonmona.org/

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Sam the Record Man. Toronto Canada. Neon Art//Neon LOVE!!!

A Selection of America’s Most Majestic Vintage Neon Signs

If you’ve ever taken the F train into Brooklyn, you’ve probably seen the Eagle Clothes sign that rises into the sky over the corner of Third Avenue and Sixth Street. You probably have s…

Restaurants

Mee Heng Low Chop Suey Shop by Shakes The Clown

Mee Heng Low Chop Suey Shop

815 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Jack’s Bar-B-Que - Nashville, Tennessee, USA We have eaten here many times. If you like a more casual atmosphere this id def the place to go

When Pigs Fly

Just one of the many neon signs in downtown Nashville.

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Velvet Freeze - Good Ice Cream from my past~ Swiss Chocolate!

Velvet Freeze

One of the many neon signs in Milkshake's design studio in Austin, Texas

Oh Federhofers!! How I love you and your awesome baked goods!!! :)

Signs of St. Louis (Neon)

Here's a small gallery of some of my favorite vintage neon signs that are still standing in or around the St. Louis area (mostly south STL.) Some are obviously on their last legs and sans the actual neon tubing and bulbs, while some have been converted into something else altogether; like, the Airway is no longer a drive-in, while Federhofer's Bakery pulled the ultimate in blasphemy by adding an awful digital Jumbotron directly below their gorgeous sign-- ick! Fans of unique STL cuisine are…

Flint Original Coney Island by Signs Along the Way

Flint Original Coney Island

Flint's "original" coney island. Whether it is or not isn't for me to say, but it is a sign that would make me want to stop in and have a couple coneys If you'd like to hang this somewhere in your home, or give this as a gift, it's available for purchase; signsalongtheway.smugmug.com/Restaurants/Restaureants/227...

Bakery Coffee Muffins LED Neon Light Sign

Bakery Coffee Muffins LED Neon Light Sign

Bakery Coffee Muffins LED Neon Light Sign

Colorful and fun, this original Retro Roadside photograph is printed on either lustre or metallic archival paper. Choose your print size and finish from the drop-down menus. For this print, Retro Roadside photographer Stefanie recommends metallic paper. TITLE: Home of Grebe'sLOCATION: Milwaukee, WisconsinSIZES: 5"x7" to 30"x45"ORIENTATION: LandscapeABOUT THIS PRINT:• Available in several sizes up to 30"x45". Different sizes may result in some cropping to the image. Select your desired size…

Grebe's Bakery Neon Sign Print, Milwaukee Wall Art, Retro Kitchen Decor, Neon Art, Retro Kitchen Wal

Colorful and fun, this original Retro Roadside photograph is printed on either lustre or metallic archival paper. Choose your print size and finish from the drop-down menus. For this print, Retro Roadside photographer Stefanie recommends metallic paper. TITLE: Home of Grebe'sLOCATION: Milwaukee, WisconsinSIZES: 5"x7" to 30"x45"ORIENTATION: LandscapeABOUT THIS PRINT:• Available in several sizes up to 30"x45". Different sizes may result in some cropping to the image. Select your desired size…

Bakery Open LED Neon Light Sign

Bakery Open LED Neon Light Sign

Bakery Open LED Neon Light Sign

vintage bakery sign, neon sign

vintage bakery sign, neon sign

Vintage Neon  Bakery  sign

Antique and Vintage Wall Lights and Sconces - 20,154 For Sale at 1stdibs

Vintage Neon Bakery sign

Bakery Cupcakes LED Neon Light Sign

Bakery Cupcakes LED Neon Light Sign

Bakery Cupcakes LED Neon Light Sign

Enormous Vintage Neon Bakery Sign 1

Enormous Vintage Neon Bakery Sign

Rescued from a little town in Northern Minnesota, this sign once hung across the entire building entrance on main street. Original red paint is worn to the perfect patina and at 18.5 foot in length- its large scale makes quite a statement!

12" High Retro Style D

retro neon signs

12" High Retro Style D

Fresh Baked Bread Bakery LED Neon Light Sign

Fresh Baked Bread Bakery LED Neon Light Sign

Fresh Baked Bread Bakery LED Neon Light Sign

Becker's Bakery

Becker's Bakery Neon sign

Cakes for special occasions! I had uploaded a picture of this sign before, but this time the neon is lit up Update: I drove by this on 8/16/13 and this neon sign was replaced with a modern plastic sign. I suppose most businesses try to keep their old fashioned signs up for as long as its feasible. I'm glad that at least I got it when I did.

Star Bakery sign, 29th and Church in San Francisco's Noe Valley. The sign is still there, but the bakery is no longer in business.

Star Bakery

Explore Thomas Hawk's photos on Flickr. Thomas Hawk has uploaded 186620 photos to Flickr.

Mee Heng Low Chop Suey Shop by Shakes The Clown

Mee Heng Low Chop Suey Shop

815 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA

Jack’s Bar-B-Que - Nashville, Tennessee, USA We have eaten here many times. If you like a more casual atmosphere this id def the place to go

When Pigs Fly

Just one of the many neon signs in downtown Nashville.