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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #725 on: September 27, 2018, 02:08:55 AM »

The CT Turnpike sign sets a lower bound at 1958. Following US 6 to its intersection with the Turnpike would have been a little fruitless; they don't meet until the Turnpike's end at the Rhode Island state line. The shortest route to the Turnpike is CT 32.

The CT 32 and 89 signs: were they shaded or just dark? Starting around 1950, for a few years, CT 32 signs were white on blue in some city locations; and CT 89 was white on orange.

CT 89 was cancelled in this area in December 1964, in favor of CT 289 and CT 195.

I tried to locate this intersection today; seems like possibly Bridge St at Main St. But the building shown in the right might be gone.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #726 on: September 27, 2018, 06:23:36 AM »



I tried to locate this intersection today; seems like possibly Bridge St at Main St. But the building shown in the right might be gone.

You have this intersection identified correctly...the building is still there
https://goo.gl/maps/ZmATBCWs9kv
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #727 on: October 01, 2018, 09:43:21 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fnQ9UB3tBjo

Serving an old automobile plant that's since been torn down and the ramps closed.

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https://goo.gl/maps/SziMnL7rg9z

I'm sure this Clearview sign got mileage when it was installed not long before the plant closed!

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https://goo.gl/maps/z2gdHZjiWZu

In general, the US 12 freeway and other roads around the old plant have been right-sized and completely redone!
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #728 on: October 01, 2018, 09:44:37 AM »

https://goo.gl/maps/fnQ9UB3tBjo

Serving an old automobile plant that's since been torn down and the ramps closed.
Wow.  :-o
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #729 on: October 14, 2018, 04:26:24 PM »

Hello all!

First time poster here, but I'd like to share some pics of old signs I have taken on my travels around my homeland of Western Canada.

Some old Saskatchewan signs from before they had the current blue design.
Looking east at corner of Hwy. 271 & Hwy. 724, west of Maple Creek, Saskatchewan:


Looking west at corner of Hwy. 321 & Hwy. 21 at Liebenthal, Saskatchewan:


This interesting set up is found on the intersection of Hwy. 884 & Township Road 230, north of Jenner, Alberta.  It is interesting because Hwy. 557 does not exist anymore as a provincially maintained highway.

This signs were dated on the back as well.


An ancient looking sign found east of the ghost town of Faraway, Alberta, which is north of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta.  Located at the intersection of Hwy. 53 & Range Road 54 (The Downey Rd.)


And an ancient looking yield sign found in the backwoods west of Bearberry, Alberta, at Range Road 80 & Township Road 335A.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #730 on: October 14, 2018, 05:33:02 PM »

Hello all!

First time poster here, but I'd like to share some pics of old signs I have taken on my travels around my homeland of Western Canada.
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And an ancient looking yield sign found in the backwoods west of Bearberry, Alberta, at Range Road 80 & Township Road 335A.
http://i1251.photobucket.com/albums/hh542/devin_drozdz/Devin2%20-%20127_zps3qxxbwme.jpg

That's fantastic! Yield signs with writing is a rare sight in Canada. Never mind a left-over classic like that.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #731 on: October 14, 2018, 05:38:27 PM »

I suggest a cross post to the Canada board!

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #732 on: November 14, 2018, 08:56:23 PM »

I was in suburban Baltimore and found some interesting signs there:



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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #733 on: November 15, 2018, 07:42:08 AM »

Those look really battered. Love it. Great find, Peter.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #734 on: November 24, 2018, 10:35:20 PM »



From "Building Route 95 - Part 1" and Part 2, Hopkinton [R.I.] Historical Association. Several historical photos of RI 3, RI 138, CT 184, and I-95 construction.

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #735 on: December 07, 2018, 05:40:21 PM »

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #737 on: February 20, 2019, 07:37:15 PM »

There's a 1920's Missouri oval on e-bay
https://www.ebay.com/itm/123646624082?ul_noapp=true
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #738 on: March 08, 2019, 10:24:57 PM »



Photo by Finis Mitchell. Pub. by M & R Photos, Rock Springs WY. 1960-1980. (Intersection of Elk, Center and Bridger). Photo courtesy of the Rock Springs Historical Museum.
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #739 on: March 09, 2019, 09:04:43 PM »


Old US 62 Caddo, OK


Glenpool. OK


Downtown Birmingham, AL
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #740 on: March 10, 2019, 11:45:11 AM »

Screenshot from this video from the PA Turnpike:



Proof that people parked in stupid places before disco music.

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #741 on: March 13, 2019, 05:16:03 PM »

Screenshot from this video from the PA Turnpike:

https://i.imgur.com/fm3YOlP.png

Proof that people parked in stupid places before disco music.

Why did they put such important signs in the gore area? Surely there was an expectation that people might have to slow down or stop to assess which maneuver was correct, especially when freeways were first built, and demanded fast-reading skills that drivers, then, may not have innately possessed (as I think we see now).
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #742 on: March 15, 2019, 08:08:10 PM »

I was looking through some of my photos and found this set of shields in Portland ME back in November 2018.



Also, here's an embossed speed limit sign from a shopping center in Norristown PA that I took in July 2016.

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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #743 on: March 19, 2019, 08:50:54 AM »

An old Ohio Route 233 sign; photo from 1985:


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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #745 on: March 31, 2019, 02:06:35 AM »

Trumbull Street at I-75 in downtown Detroit.  Old Tiger Stadium is ahead on the right.


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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #746 on: March 31, 2019, 07:23:38 AM »

Trumbull Street at I-75 in downtown Detroit.  Old Tiger Stadium is ahead on the right.



Wow, that I-75 shield looks faded. :wow:
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Re: photos of old signs on the internet
« Reply #747 on: July 14, 2019, 07:24:24 PM »

I’ve passed this sign a few times and wondered as to its date - I know that AAA used to post these predominantly in the 1910’s - 1920’s, but it just seems so... new? It’s almost in TOO good condition? It’s at the end of King’s Highway in Haddonfield, NJ. Does anyone have an idea if this was a real original AAA sign from the 1920’s?

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« Reply #748 on: August 16, 2019, 05:37:38 PM »

In the new article "35 vintage photos taken by the EPA reveal what American cities looked like before pollution was regulated," the lead photo is a 1974 shot of Denver with some classic old-school CDOT signs:
https://www.businessinsider.com/what-us-cities-looked-like-before-epa-regulated-pollution-2019-8

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