Texas

Hand-painted sign on a wall revealed after demolition of adjacent building.

Multi-business ghostsign revealed in St. Petersburg, Texas

Fantastic reveal from¬†St. Petersburg (Texas, not Russia). Three brands once resided in the building: Ermatinger hatters; Hayward’s toy shop; and the Wisteria confectionery company. Given the equal portion of wall space allotted to each business it is likely they split the cost of this sign three ways. It has been dated to 1929 and some …

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Large sign above American diner

American Roadside sign art from Bill Martin

Bennie Frazier’s retro fashion store in Sweetwater, Texas, is an unlikely home for a collection of original artworks from Bill Martin, late resident of the same town. These depict the colourful roadside signs that once characterised American highways, often using neon and sometimes as big as the buildings they were positioned on. These were referred …

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Joseph's Hat Shop Austin Texas

Joseph’s Hat Shop sign threatened in Austin, Texas

This great hand painted sign for Joseph’s Hat Shop in Austin Texas is set for demolition ahead of the construction of a new Marriott hotel. ¬†Another photo showing the entire sign can be found here on the Glyn Lowe Photoworks website.