Saturday, July 6, 2013


Those of us who create our own model railroad layouts, vintage dioramas, or even putz houses from scratch, are always looking for that little extra "something" that goes pop. For some that's diy billboards featuring vintage or retro advertising. (Click on for sample art and a how-to from Howard Lamey and Paul Race).

For others there's inspiration to be found in old neon or illuminated signs. So when we came across this vintage catalog for White Way Electrical Advertising Displays, we just had to share some of the images. Click on the scans, circa 1960's.

And if you happen to find yourself in Croton on 10/15/13, check out a great presentation at the library: OLD NEON SIGNS OF NEW YORK CITY featuring Thomas E. Rinaldi (or in the alternative you can find his book NEW YORK NEON on Amazon here Find out more about the November event at the Croton Friends of History website; just click on the link and scroll down the page

In the meantime, enjoy the scans from White Way--and this great set of retro/vintage signage from our friend Frank

1 comment:

  1. Love the old signs. Good inspiration for folks modelling "mid-century" communities.