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Collection of various road signsCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2005
Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California
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Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton, Pennsylvania

Historic Electric City sign, restored in 2008, shines again. Scranton,...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... More

14849 Livernois Ave., Detroit, 2000

14849 Livernois Ave., Detroit, 2000

Photograph shows a storefront church with the sign "Pure in heart."

Way of Holiness Church, 5258 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, 2003

Way of Holiness Church, 5258 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, 2003

Photograph shows a hand-made sign, "When everything fails, try prayer."

Historic Shell gas station, Raleigh, North Carolina
Tip Top Drive In & Out, Lewiston, Idaho

Tip Top Drive In & Out, Lewiston, Idaho

Tip Top Drive In & Out, Lewiston, Idaho Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase... More

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

Photograph taken a few months after Hurricane Katrina. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gi... More

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

French Quarter Detail, New Orleans, Louisiana

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Abe Lincoln sits on a wagon, Route 66, Lincoln, Illinois

Abe Lincoln sits on a wagon, Route 66, Lincoln, Illinois

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... More

Historic Coffee Shop Sign near the Lorraine Motel Historic Site, Memphis, Tennessee

Historic Coffee Shop Sign near the Lorraine Motel Historic Site, Memph...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Rattlesnakes sign, Route 66, near McLean, Texas

Rattlesnakes sign, Route 66, near McLean, Texas

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Lollipop Motel sign, Wildwood, New Jersey

Lollipop Motel sign, Wildwood, New Jersey

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

1722 55th St., Oakland, CA, 2006

1722 55th St., Oakland, CA, 2006

Photograph shows the "Praises of Zion Missionary Baptist Church."

Route 66 restaurant, 1819 Will Rogers Drive, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Route 66 restaurant, 1819 Will Rogers Drive, Santa Rosa, New Mexico

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Trail West Boots, Hats, Apparel, mural in downtown Nashville, Tennessee

Trail West Boots, Hats, Apparel, mural in downtown Nashville, Tennesse...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase ; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-201... More

Here it is! Jackrabbit Trading Post, Route 66, Joseph City, Arizona

Here it is! Jackrabbit Trading Post, Route 66, Joseph City, Arizona

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Jack Rabbit Trading Post was started in 1949 by Jim Taylor and his wife. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photog... More

Dolles Salt Water Taffy sign, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Dolles Salt Water Taffy sign, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Bell Gas sign, Truxton, Arizona

Bell Gas sign, Truxton, Arizona

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Sign in daytime, Las Vegas, Nevada

Sign in daytime, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Greyhound Bus sign, South Carolina
Holiday Motel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Holiday Motel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Blues City Cafe neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Blues City Cafe neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street has been playing the blues for more than half a century. Named after an unknown military hero in 1841, it acted as General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters during the Civil War. But, Beale Street's ... More

Memphis Music neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Music neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street has been playing the blues for more than half a century. Named after an unknown military hero in 1841, it acted as General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters during the Civil War. But, Beale Street's ... More

Pig neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Pig neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Established in 2002 on Historic Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee, The Pig on Beale quickly became a local favorite for "Memphis Style" Hickory Smoked BBQ pork shoulder and BBQ ribs. Title, date, and subjects p... More

Blake's Lotaburger sign, New Mexico

Blake's Lotaburger sign, New Mexico

More than fifty years ago Blake Chanslor opened his first hamburger stand in Albuquerque. From the start, Blake was committed to using only high quality products for all his made to order menu items. Sometimes ... More

Fun House sign, Seattle, Washington

Fun House sign, Seattle, Washington

Located right inside the shadow cast by the Space Needle, the Funhouse is Seattle's oldest surviving punk rock club. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's Ame... More

Roosevelt Hotel sign, Seattle, Washington

Roosevelt Hotel sign, Seattle, Washington

Built in 1929 during the onslaught of the Great Depression, the Roosevelt Hotel provided first class high rise accommodations in the very new and burgeoning city of Seattle. Title, date, and subjects provided b... More

Stock yards sign, South Dakota

Stock yards sign, South Dakota

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Glitter Girl neon sign at the Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada

Glitter Girl neon sign at the Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, N...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Full Moon Bar-b-que signs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Full Moon Bar-b-que signs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Phot... More

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scripture fragments are nailed to fences, trees, and each other in the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden, Prattville, Alabama

Rough wooden crosses and peeling hand-lettered signs bearing Bible scr...

If the late W.C. Rice's stark Cross Garden doesn't save you, there's no one to blame but yourself. His frightening jumble of white crosses cling to hills on either side of a curving county road next to a traile... More

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Te...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Te...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Te...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Te...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Neon sign outside a bar, not Billy Bob's, which is a separate night club and dance hall nearby, in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Neon sign outside a bar, not Billy Bob's, which is a separate night cl...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Full Moon Bar-b-que signs in Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Hand painted revolutionary signs in Havana, Cuba

Hand painted revolutionary signs in Havana, Cuba

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2010; (DLC/PP-2... More

Horse statue advertising sign in the Stockyards, a historic livestock-market district in Fort Worth, Texas

Horse statue advertising sign in the Stockyards, a historic livestock-...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The arrival of railroads in 1876 made Fort Worth an important livestock center. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opened for... More

Sign at the entrance to the Stockyards, a historic livestock-market district in Fort Worth, Texas

Sign at the entrance to the Stockyards, a historic livestock-market di...

Title, date, subject note, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The arrival of railroads in 1876 made Fort Worth an important livestock center. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opened for... More

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Apropos advertising signs in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Te...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Street sign for the Thunderbird Lodge in Redding, California

Street sign for the Thunderbird Lodge in Redding, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign at the Buffalo Club, a sophisticated restaurant where movie stars and famous people dine. Santa Monica, California

Neon sign at the Buffalo Club, a sophisticated restaurant where movie ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the n...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

Salmon Jerky sign in Northern California
Red Coca Cola sign in San Francisco, California

Red Coca Cola sign in San Francisco, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Sign at Motel, Lee Vining, California

Sign at Motel, Lee Vining, California

Lee Vining was named after Leroy Vining, who founded the town in 1852 as a mining camp. Previous names for the town include "Lakeview" and "Poverty Flats." The economy of Lee Vining relies largely on tourism, s... More

Sign at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Beware of bears crossing the road sign in Northern California mountains

Beware of bears crossing the road sign in Northern California mountain...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Flying A Service sign in Truckee, an unincorporated town in Nevada County, California, a few miles north of Lake Tahoe

Flying A Service sign in Truckee, an unincorporated town in Nevada Cou...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Truckee is best known today for its often-snowbound pass "Donner Pass" through the High Sierras. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California... More

[Boardwalk sign in Santa Cruz, the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California]

[Boardwalk sign in Santa Cruz, the county seat and largest city of San...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer for similar group of images: LC-DIG-higsm-21615 thru LC-DIG-highsm-21624. Chartered in 1866 and located on the northern edge of the Mo... More

The 2012 California State Fair held in Sacramento, California

The 2012 California State Fair held in Sacramento, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Twenty-nine California counties participated in the eighteen-day fair in 2012. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Ca... More

Sign for Redwood motel in Bridgeport, California, on the eastern slope of Sierra Mountains, and the county seat of Mono County

Sign for Redwood motel in Bridgeport, California, on the eastern slope...

Located near the ghost town Bodie on the eastern slope of the Sierra Mountains, it is the county seat of Mono County. Formerly known as Big Meado, the town attracts tourists, many of whom come to the area for w... More

Motel 66, Barstow, California

Motel 66, Barstow, California

Settlement of Barstow began in the late 1840s in the Mormon Corridor. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Hi... More

Sign at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The ... More

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the n...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

Neon sign at the Willo Steakhouse and saloon, an authentic California roadhouse located on Historic Hwy 49 between Nevada City and the Sierra Buttes country along the South Fork of the Yuba River

Neon sign at the Willo Steakhouse and saloon, an authentic California ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The restaurant was established in 1969. The saloon dates to 1946. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsm... More

Several forms of signs and statues invite customers to the Willo Steakhouse and saloon, an authentic California roadhouse located on Historic Hwy 49 between Nevada City and the Sierra Buttes country along the South Fork of the Yuba River

Several forms of signs and statues invite customers to the Willo Steak...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The restaurant was established in 1969. The saloon dates to 1946. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsm... More

Sports Tahoe sign in Truckee, an unincorporated town in Nevada County, California, a few miles north of Lake Tahoe

Sports Tahoe sign in Truckee, an unincorporated town in Nevada County,...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Truckee is best known today for its often-snowbound pass "Donner Pass" through the High Sierras. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California... More

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Californ...

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Sign for Del Oro Theatre in Nevada City, California

Sign for Del Oro Theatre in Nevada City, California

Built in 1940 by United Artists, the theater is famous for its Art Deco architecture and illuminated, 70-foot tower. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Coll... More

Sign for Del Oro Theatre in Nevada City, California

Sign for Del Oro Theatre in Nevada City, California

Built in 1940 by United Artists, the theater is famous for its Art Deco architecture and illuminated, 70-foot tower. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Coll... More

[Sign for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California]

[Sign for Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, the county seat an...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer for similar group of images: LC-DIG-higsm-21615 thru LC-DIG-highsm-21624. Chartered in 1866 and located on the northern edge of the Mo... More

Sign for Willow Springs Motel and Trailer park in Bridgeport, California

Sign for Willow Springs Motel and Trailer park in Bridgeport, Californ...

Located near the ghost town Bodie on the eastern slope of the Sierra Mountains, it is the county seat of Mono County. Formerly known as Big Meado, the town attracts tourists, many of whom come to the area for w... More

Signs in Coleville located in northern Mono County in California's Antelope Valley

Signs in Coleville located in northern Mono County in California's Ant...

Coleville is named after California's first congressman, Cornelius Cole. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M.... More

The Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon located in L...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Rancho Super Car Wash neon sign in Rancho Mirage, California

Rancho Super Car Wash neon sign in Rancho Mirage, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign at Rossetti's Bar in Valley Springs, California

Neon sign at Rossetti's Bar in Valley Springs, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Elms Motel sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains
Motel sign in Northern California along the Pacific Coast Highway

Motel sign in Northern California along the Pacific Coast Highway

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Eat Beef sign along the road in Northern California

Eat Beef sign along the road in Northern California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign for Foster's Bighorn Bar and Restaurant in Rio Vista, California

Neon sign for Foster's Bighorn Bar and Restaurant in Rio Vista, Califo...

Located west of Lodi, the restaurant displays one of the most extensive collections of animal "trophy heads" in America. Bill Foster, a big-game hunter opened the restaurant in 1931. Title, date, and keywords b... More

[Old sign for Fireside Inn Motel, Santa Cruz, California]

[Old sign for Fireside Inn Motel, Santa Cruz, California]

Title devised by Library staff. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; The Cap... More

Old neon motel sign on King's Highway in California

Old neon motel sign on King's Highway in California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Route 66 Motel, Barstow, California

Route 66 Motel, Barstow, California

Settlement of Barstow began in the late 1840s in the Mormon Corridor. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Hi... More

The Torches Motel, Barstow, California

The Torches Motel, Barstow, California

Settlement of Barstow began in the late 1840s in the Mormon Corridor. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Hi... More

Grain Belt Beer sign, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Grain Belt Beer sign, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Title, date, subject note, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift;... More

Street sign for the Americana Lodge motel in Redding, California

Street sign for the Americana Lodge motel in Redding, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Californ...

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Motel 66 sign in Barstow, California
Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains
Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Californ...

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Neon sign for the Grotto Fish Market, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California

Neon sign for the Grotto Fish Market, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey,...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Constructed before the turn of the century, it was purchased by the City of Monterey in 1913 and has been reconstructed several times... More

Sign for El Rancho motel in Barstow, California

Sign for El Rancho motel in Barstow, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Chop Suey sign in Locke, an unincorporated community in the Sacramento/San Joaqin River Delta in California

Chop Suey sign in Locke, an unincorporated community in the Sacramento...

Also known as the Locke Historic District, it was established after a fire broke out in the Chinese section of nearby Walnut Grove. Chinese merchants approached landowner George Locke and inquired if they could... More

Sign: Manzanar War Relocation Center, California

Sign: Manzanar War Relocation Center, California

One of ten camps where Japanese American citizens and resident Japanese aliens were interned during World War II. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collect... More

A merchant's clever and creative advertising sign in Shingletown, a small community east of Redding, California

A merchant's clever and creative advertising sign in Shingletown, a sm...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Sign "Welcome to ths world famous wine growing region, Napa Valley," California

Sign "Welcome to ths world famous wine growing region, Napa Valley," C...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

[Sign for deep fried Hostess Twinkies in Santa Cruz, the county seat and largest city of Santa Cruz County, California]

[Sign for deep fried Hostess Twinkies in Santa Cruz, the county seat a...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer for similar group of images: LC-DIG-higsm-21615 thru LC-DIG-highsm-21624. Chartered in 1866 and located on the northern edge of the Mo... More

Neon sign on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California

Neon sign on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

The Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California
Buffalo Club neon sign in Los Angeles, California

Buffalo Club neon sign in Los Angeles, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Sign for Silver motel in Bridgeport, California, on the eastern slope of Sierra Mountains, and the county seat of Mono County

Sign for Silver motel in Bridgeport, California, on the eastern slope ...

Located near the ghost town Bodie on the eastern slope of the Sierra Mountains, it is the county seat of Mono County. Formerly known as Big Meado, the town attracts tourists, many of whom come to the area for w... More

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the n...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

Signs for Mammoth Mountain and Dave's Run at ski area, Mammoth Lakes, California

Signs for Mammoth Mountain and Dave's Run at ski area, Mammoth Lakes, ...

In 1877, prospectors staked a claim on Mineral Hill, south of the current town. By the end of 1878, 1500 people settled in the mining camp called Mammoth City. Today the area is home to the Mammoth Mountain Ski... More

Sign: National Forest, America's Playground at Mammoth Lakes, California

Sign: National Forest, America's Playground at Mammoth Lakes, Californ...

In 1877, prospectors staked a claim on Mineral Hill, south of the current town. By the end of 1878, 1500 people settled in the mining camp called Mammoth City. Today the area is home to the Mammoth Mountain Ski... More

Amusement park ride and signs at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, California

Amusement park ride and signs at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, Calif...

Chartered in 1866 and located on the northern edge of the Monterey Bay, about 72 mi south of San Francisco. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of... More

Flying A Service sign in Truckee, an unincorporated town in Nevada County, California, a few miles north of Lake Tahoe

Flying A Service sign in Truckee, an unincorporated town in Nevada Cou...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Truckee is best known today for its often-snowbound pass "Donner Pass" through the High Sierras. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California... More

Neon sign advertising chop suey at an Asian cafe in downtown Napa, California

Neon sign advertising chop suey at an Asian cafe in downtown Napa, Cal...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Thunderbird Motel sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Thunderbird Motel sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, Califor...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

The Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon located in Los Angeles, California

The Hollywood sign, a landmark and American cultural icon located in L...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

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