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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #800 on: September 30, 2020, 10:23:25 PM »

Corco has a picture of it on his site, on the page for UT-76.

This rare Utah button‐copy Rest Area wayfinder is still standing.  This at I-70.Exit 86:

https://linksharing.samsungcloud.com/GwRbxmUtM9wN

Like the rest area itself, it has probably remained untouched since the 80s.

You would need to save the photo and upload it elsewhere for us to see that after 24 hours (since the link has now expired).
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #801 on: November 01, 2020, 01:26:47 AM »

From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch archives: "In April 1958, state highway workers installed a sign identifying the Interregional as part of the Ozark Expressway, later known as Interstate 55. The view is looking north."

https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/history/a-look-back-1950s-expressway-gave-a-taste-of-a-bigger-system-to-come/article_712bd135-dc0b-51b7-a6d8-f83701058e35.html

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #802 on: September 25, 2021, 12:00:34 AM »

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #803 on: September 28, 2021, 01:23:20 PM »

A couple neat old shots of I-75 signage in Northern Kentucky, courtesy of the Kenton County Public Library:

I believe this is where exit 189 (Fort Wright/Park Hills) currently is, but it looks completely different today.  "Lookout Heights" is something I've never seen on any area signage.

https://facesandplaces.kentonlibrary.org/viewimage.php?i=di05609&x=f

How quaint! Look at that adorable four-lane highway with grassy knolls next to the exits and "Kentucky" on the shield (where's the other one??).  Obviously a hell of a lot different nowadays.

https://facesandplaces.kentonlibrary.org/viewimage.php?i=di05610&x=f
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #804 on: September 28, 2021, 02:21:40 PM »

Overhead lighting structures. Don't think I ever saw those in Kentucky. There are still a few gantries with remnants of underneath lights, but they obviously are no longer functional.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #805 on: October 04, 2021, 02:10:21 AM »

Series D (or is that C?) on the capital F and W, Series E(M) on the rest of "Fort Wright". What?
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #806 on: October 04, 2021, 09:12:43 AM »

Series D (or is that C?) on the capital F and W, Series E(M) on the rest of "Fort Wright". What?

I think that's either a function of camera angle, or the sign possibly being bent a little backwards on the left edge.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #807 on: October 05, 2021, 03:10:54 AM »

Series D (or is that C?) on the capital F and W, Series E(M) on the rest of "Fort Wright". What?

I think that's either a function of camera angle, or the sign possibly being bent a little backwards on the left edge.

Here it is perspective-corrected.


Still pretty sure that's a series mismatch. Note how much thinner the strokes on the F and W are than the other characters.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #808 on: October 12, 2021, 02:56:52 PM »

EDIT: the reddit thread OP deleted the post and the imgur pic, so unfortunately there's nothing to see now.

Reddit thread about Blue Angels landing at Moffett Field, with all 3 northbound lanes of US 101 (Mountain View, CA) stopped: https://www.reddit.com/r/bayarea/comments/q5pm72/moffett_field_1970s_photo_by_gary_fong/

Technically, the Ellis St sign is old (and gone), but the 237 sign is still up: https://goo.gl/maps/gcZAzFtpsK6J2F6MA
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #809 on: October 12, 2021, 06:06:03 PM »

A sign for Business Loop 80 in Lincoln, Nebraska:



Source: https://www.newspapers.com/clip/86705869/business-loop-80-signs-up-for/

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #810 on: October 14, 2021, 02:22:06 AM »

From the WSDOT Archives:

Installing the first state route shields on SR 512 after the 1964 highway renumbering. The left sign might say "To U.S. 99".



And an "arch of signs" made for the opening of the Kent Freeway (SR 167):

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« Reply #811 on: October 15, 2021, 07:10:19 PM »

Neon signs in the Mount Baker Tunnel (US 10 in Seattle), 1940:

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #812 on: October 15, 2021, 10:34:57 PM »

From the WSDOT Archives:

Installing the first state route shields on SR 512 after the 1964 highway renumbering. The left sign might say "To U.S. 99".



Is that really a spelling error? ('hTe'.)

That's pretty cool to see. I always wondered if SSH 5G was signed or not, since the renumbering occurred prior to so much of WA-512's construction.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #813 on: October 16, 2021, 12:31:42 AM »

From the WSDOT Archives:

Installing the first state route shields on SR 512 after the 1964 highway renumbering. The left sign might say "To U.S. 99".



Is that really a spelling error? ('hTe'.)

That's pretty cool to see. I always wondered if SSH 5G was signed or not, since the renumbering occurred prior to so much of WA-512's construction.

It was signed, but mostly on 112th and other streets. The freeway section west of Steele was already complete by 1964, though.

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #814 on: October 19, 2021, 03:06:14 AM »

A nice prank sign from 1958:


 


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