June 14, 2011MCM Neon Signs
By Sablemable aka Jan
What is it about vintage neon signs that attracts us? They beckon us to come in, sit down, relax, have some fun and I can never stop myself from going into an establishment that has a vintage neon sign out front.
It’s hard to find a business that still has it’s original neon sign displayed and here in my corner of Michigan, the only oldie that I can recall still standing is the Henry’s Hamburgers sign. Henry’s is still going strong and have consistently great food. I have been eating there since they first opened in the late Fifties.
I searched Yahoo images for neon signs and here’s some to stir up old memories.
My favorite old time neon sign used to be the huge Magikist Carpet and Rug Cleaners lips in Chicago. I understand that the sign has been removed and what a shame! We always knew where we were when we saw those lips and at night, what a spectacle!