I just got back from a trip to NJ & NY and I was wondering.....what does the outline of the New York state shield represent? I tried to find the answer online but couldn't. Looks like some colonial related design??
And as far as NJ...just an observation: They put state and US shield with the black background on their overhead signs. Never seen that before. I think it would look cleaner if they just put the shield without the black background, maybe as a cutout (like in California).