Sunday, July 06, 2008

Seattle's Vintage Neon

Vintage Neon

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Seattle's Museum of History and Industry on 24th Ave. NE in the Montlake neighborhood's McCurdy Park features a small collection of vintage Seattle neon signs. There are still some shining examples in use around town like this famous one, or this, or this, all of which I featured back in 2006. (Can you tell I like neon!?) This 40s or 50s era glowing "Jesus Saves" sign has been a bright fixture of the Philadelphia Church in Ballard's Loyal Heights neighborhood on 24th Ave NW for many decades.

7 comments:

Strangetastes said...

What intense atmosphere. The subject and pattern of light and shadow in B&W has the feeling of film noir.

Gail's Man said...

I could imagine that if those words were on a poster, some wag would write underneath "but his wife spends".

Château-Gontierdailyphoto said...

Nice picture with a good treatment in B&W

Knoxville Girl said...

Vintage b&w for vintage neon - excellent.

Lynette said...

I like your post. The photograph is splendid! Neon rules!
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Papi said...

What a beautiful sign! Would love to see more of Seattle's vintage neon!

ColumbusNeon said...

More Seattle neon please! What an awesome vintage work of neon art!