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Neon sign at the Horseshoe Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon sign at the Horseshoe Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Hollywood, California. A neon sign

Hollywood, California. A neon sign

Title and other information from print in lot. Transfer; United States. Office of War Information. Overseas Picture Division. Washington Division; 1944. More information about the FSA/OWI Collection is availabl... More

Neon Sign on Motel Where Fieldwork Team Stayed
Neon, Colony Hotel, South Beach, Florida

Neon, Colony Hotel, South Beach, Florida

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Hacienda Horse and Rider, historic neon sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Hacienda Horse and Rider, historic neon sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

Neon sign, Reno, Nevada

Neon sign, Reno, Nevada

Digital image produced by Carol M. Highsmith to represent her original film transparency; some details may differ between the film and the digital images. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer.... More

O'Shea's Palomino Lounge, with neon sign, lighted, 319 S. Broad Street, Globe, Arizona

O'Shea's Palomino Lounge, with neon sign, lighted, 319 S. Broad Street...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mimetic buildings; Eating & drinking establishments. Purchase; John Margolies 2008 (DLC/PP-2008:109-2). Credit l... More

O'Shea's Palomino Lounge, with neon sign, not lighted, 319 S. Broad Street, Globe, Arizona

O'Shea's Palomino Lounge, with neon sign, not lighted, 319 S. Broad St...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Margolies categories: Mimetic buildings; Eating & drinking establishments. Purchase; John Margolies 2008 (DLC/PP-2008:109-2). Credit l... More

Neon sign of the La Zaragozana Bar-Restaurant in Havana, Cuba

Neon sign of the La Zaragozana Bar-Restaurant in Havana, Cuba

Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith; 2010; (DLC/PP-2... More

Neon sign from the Floridita Bar, Havana, Cuba

Neon sign from the Floridita Bar, Havana, Cuba

Ernest Hemingway frequented the Floridita Bar when he lived in Havana in the 1950s. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of ... More

Neon sign outside a bar, not Billy Bob's, which is a separate night club and dance hall nearby, in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Neon sign outside a bar, not Billy Bob's, which is a separate night cl...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The neighborhood celebrates a former livestock market that operated under various owners from 1866. Fort Worth Union Stockyards opene... More

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small Arizona city that became one of sprawling Phoenix's many suburbs. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western communities founded by Mormon settlers

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western com... More

Neon sign at the Buffalo Club, a sophisticated restaurant where movie stars and famous people dine. Santa Monica, California

Neon sign at the Buffalo Club, a sophisticated restaurant where movie ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the n...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the n...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

Neon sign at the Willo Steakhouse and saloon, an authentic California roadhouse located on Historic Hwy 49 between Nevada City and the Sierra Buttes country along the South Fork of the Yuba River

Neon sign at the Willo Steakhouse and saloon, an authentic California ...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The restaurant was established in 1969. The saloon dates to 1946. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsm... More

Neon sign for Foster's Bighorn Bar and Restaurant in Rio Vista, California

Neon sign for Foster's Bighorn Bar and Restaurant in Rio Vista, Califo...

Located west of Lodi, the restaurant displays one of the most extensive collections of animal "trophy heads" in America. Bill Foster, a big-game hunter opened the restaurant in 1931. Title, date, and keywords b... More

Neon sign at Rossetti's Bar in Valley Springs, California

Neon sign at Rossetti's Bar in Valley Springs, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign for the Grotto Fish Market, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey, California

Neon sign for the Grotto Fish Market, Old Fisherman's Wharf, Monterey,...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Constructed before the turn of the century, it was purchased by the City of Monterey in 1913 and has been reconstructed several times... More

Neon sign on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California

Neon sign on Hollywood Blvd. in Hollywood, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the northern end of the sweeping Owens Valley in the Eastern Sierra Mountains

Neon sign in Bishop, a small town in Inyo County, California, at the n...

The town was named for Bishop Creek, which flows out of the Sierras. The creek, in turn, was named after Samuel Addison Bishop, an early Owens Valley settler. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photograp... More

Neon sign advertising chop suey at an Asian cafe in downtown Napa, California

Neon sign advertising chop suey at an Asian cafe in downtown Napa, Cal...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign at, and advertising, the famous corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street in the Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California

Neon sign at, and advertising, the famous corner of Hollywood Boulevar...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The intersection became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of Ca... More

Neon sign "Indian Jewelry" Northern California Redwood attraction

Neon sign "Indian Jewelry" Northern California Redwood attraction

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Pr... More

Neon sign advertising the services of "Madam Sophia," a palm reader in the town of Fowler, south of Fresno, California

Neon sign advertising the services of "Madam Sophia," a palm reader in...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign in Pasadena, California

Neon sign in Pasadena, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign for Mel's Drive-In and "celebrity bar" in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

Neon sign for Mel's Drive-In and "celebrity bar" in the Hollywood sect...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The restaurant, part of a small California chain of diners, is located in the historic Max Factor building that includes a beauty salon whose client list ... More

Route 66 neon sign, part of a display of vintage and neon from historic U.S. Route 66 on the median strip of Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California

Route 66 neon sign, part of a display of vintage and neon from histori...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The display of three large-scale signs on the boulevard and one at Plummer Park was co-sponsored by the city and the Museum of Neon Art. Credit line: The ... More

A neon sign from Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

A neon sign from Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Califor...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, became famous in the 1920s for its concentration of radio and movie-related businesses. The Holly... More

Neon sign of the In-Out Burger fast-food chain in Pasadena, California

Neon sign of the In-Out Burger fast-food chain in Pasadena, California

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Collection of California Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs... More

Neon sign for Mel's Drive-In and "celebrity bar" in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles, California

Neon sign for Mel's Drive-In and "celebrity bar" in the Hollywood sect...

Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. The restaurant, part of a small California chain of diners, is located in the historic Max Factor building that includes a beauty salon whose client list ... More

Neon sign for an Austin, Texas, Mexican restaurant

Neon sign for an Austin, Texas, Mexican restaurant

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Daytime view of a neon sign for the Maverick Inn in Alpine, Texas

Daytime view of a neon sign for the Maverick Inn in Alpine, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Neon sign for Theo's drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, along Texas Route 180, once the main road between Fort Worth and Dallas. The restaurant was founded by Greek immigrant Theo Chokas in 1956

Neon sign for Theo's drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, alon...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

Neon sign for the Prairie Dog drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, along Texas Route 180, once the main road between Fort Worth and Dallas

Neon sign for the Prairie Dog drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Te...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

Neon sign for Billy Bob's western nighclub and honky-tonk bar in Fort Worth, Texas

Neon sign for Billy Bob's western nighclub and honky-tonk bar in Fort ...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Neon cigarette-company sign inside Lil' Red's Longhorn Saloon in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Neon cigarette-company sign inside Lil' Red's Longhorn Saloon in the S...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

Neon sign outside Hut's Hamburgers, an Austin, Texas, institution dating to 1939. In 1969 it moved to this location, which had operated as Sammie's Drive-In, Eli's Lounge, and Picante's Mexican restaurant

Neon sign outside Hut's Hamburgers, an Austin, Texas, institution dati...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

Neon sign outside Theo's drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, along Texas Route 180, once the main road between Fort Worth and Dallas. The restaurant was founded by Greek immigrant Theo Chokas in 1956

Neon sign outside Theo's drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

Neon sign for the Leddy's boot company in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Neon sign for the Leddy's boot company in the Stockyards District of F...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

An imaginative neon sign promoting Doc's Bar and Grill in Austin, Texas

An imaginative neon sign promoting Doc's Bar and Grill in Austin, Texa...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Pooch-themed art in the form of this identifying neon sign at the Deep Ellum "bark park," an off-leash dog park in Deep Ellum, a neighborhood composed largely of arts and entertainment venues near downtown in Old East Dallas, Texas

Pooch-themed art in the form of this identifying neon sign at the Deep...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. As one of Dallas's first commercial districts for African-Americans and European immigrants, Deep Ellum is one of the most historical... More

Although this looks for all the world like a theater marquee, it is instead an unusually bold neon sign for a bank in Amarillo, Texas

Although this looks for all the world like a theater marquee, it is in...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Neon sign for Theo's drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, along Texas Route 180, once the main road between Fort Worth and Dallas. The restaurant was founded by Greek immigrant Theo Chokas in 1956

Neon sign for Theo's drive-in restaurant in Grand Prairie, Texas, alon...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

A neon sign along 5th Street in Amarillo, Texas, where a piece of historic U.S. Route 66 still runs through town

A neon sign along 5th Street in Amarillo, Texas, where a piece of hist...

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

Neon sign inside Lil' Red's Saloon in the Stockyards neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas

Neon sign inside Lil' Red's Saloon in the Stockyards neighborhood of F...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and Ph... More

Dusk shot of a neon sign for the Maverick Inn in Alpine, Texas

Dusk shot of a neon sign for the Maverick Inn in Alpine, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Lyda Hill Texas Collection of Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's America Project, Library of Congress, Prints and P... More

The Caboose Motel and its neon sign in Durango, Colorado

The Caboose Motel and its neon sign in Durango, Colorado

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Neon sign of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Neon sign of the Million Dollar Cowboy Bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The bar dates to the early 20th Century, when Joe Ruby erected Ruby's Cafe and Beer Garden on the site. In 1937, Ben Goe purchased the... More

Neon sign for the Loveland Heights Cottages, a classic mid-20th-Century cluster of mountain cabins in Estes Park, the eastern entrance to Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

Neon sign for the Loveland Heights Cottages, a classic mid-20th-Centur...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photograp... More

Neon sign for the K's Old Fashioned Burgers restaurant in Buena Vista, Colorado

Neon sign for the K's Old Fashioned Burgers restaurant in Buena Vista,...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within... More

"Gateway to the Blues" neon sign at the visitor center in Tunica, one of the first towns along the Mississippi Delta's "Blues Highway," U.S. Highway 61, after entering Misssissippi from the north

"Gateway to the Blues" neon sign at the visitor center in Tunica, one ...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Ben May Charitable Trust; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:059). Forms part of the Ben May Charitable Trust Collection of Mississippi Photogra... More

A classic outdoor neon sign advertising one of the locations of the Howard Johnson's motel and restaurant chain, is one of hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

A classic outdoor neon sign advertising one of the locations of the Ho...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

"Gateway to the Blues" neon sign at the visitor center promoting Tunica, in Northern Mississippi, as a good first stop for travelers to experience the rich blues-music heritage of the area

"Gateway to the Blues" neon sign at the visitor center promoting Tunic...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Ben May Charitable Trust; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:059). Forms part of the Ben May Charitable Trust Collection of Mississippi Photogra... More

An early, classic design McDonald's "golden arches" outlet in Columbus, Ohio

An early, classic design McDonald's "golden arches" outlet in Columbus...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

An original McDonald's fast-food franchise "golden arches" neon sign is one of hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

An original McDonald's fast-food franchise "golden arches" neon sign i...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

Neon sign at the Fort Wayne Famous Hot Dog shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Neon sign at the Fort Wayne Famous Hot Dog shop in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

The neon sign at the visitor center promoting Tunica, in Northern Mississippi, as a good first stop for travelers to experience the rich blues-music heritage of the area lights up the night

The neon sign at the visitor center promoting Tunica, in Northern Miss...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Ben May Charitable Trust; 2016; (DLC/PP-2016:059). Forms part of the Ben May Charitable Trust Collection of Mississippi Photogra... More

An odd juxtaposition in Denver, Colorado: a popular ice cream stand in an oversized milk can, beneath a parking garage on which sits a local landmark, a neon sign for Olinger Mortuaries, whose location at this site isn't a mortuary any longer. It became a local restaurant called the Eatery, whose owner altered the neon to read "eatuaries" at night

An odd juxtaposition in Denver, Colorado: a popular ice cream stand in...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within... More

An original McDonald's fast-food franchise "golden arches" neon sign is one of hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

An original McDonald's fast-food franchise "golden arches" neon sign i...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

Neon sign for the Mountaineer Inn in Asheville, North Carolina

Neon sign for the Mountaineer Inn in Asheville, North Carolina

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-7). Forms part of: Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the ... More

Sundown, time to light the neon sign at Leadville's Mahattan Bar

Sundown, time to light the neon sign at Leadville's Mahattan Bar

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2002:038-13). Forms part of: Gates Frontiers Fund Colorado Collection within... More

Old, retrieved neon sign from the Beaman Pontiac auto dealership in Cincinnati, Ohio, awaiting rehabilitation and installation at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of the city

Old, retrieved neon sign from the Beaman Pontiac auto dealership in Ci...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Inside are hundreds more of such signs, placards, and posters. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of... More

A classic outdoor neon sign advertising one of the locations of the Howard Johnson's motel and restaurant chain, is one of hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

A classic outdoor neon sign advertising one of the locations of the Ho...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

Neon sign promoting a bowling alley in downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Neon sign promoting a bowling alley in downtown Cleveland, Ohio

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Purchase; Carol M. H... More

Neon sign for Pink Cadillac Diner, Wildwood, New Jersey

Neon sign for Pink Cadillac Diner, Wildwood, New Jersey

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2017; (DLC/PP-2016:103-8). Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol... More

Neon sign marking one end of historic Main Street in Yuma, Arizona

Neon sign marking one end of historic Main Street in Yuma, Arizona

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. C... More

Neon sign for Cruiser's Cafe 66 Bar and Grill in Williams, Arizona, a town of just 3,000 or so residents but a well-known place among visitors from around the world

Neon sign for Cruiser's Cafe 66 Bar and Grill in Williams, Arizona, a ...

Known as "The Gateway to the Grand Canyon" 60 miles to the north, it is the southern terminus of the scenic railroad that takes tourists there and (in 1984) was also the last town on old Route 66 to be bypassed... More

Classic advertising neon sign for Texaco gasoline, part of the vintage decor of the Choice Auto and Truck Sales dealership in Payson, Arizona

Classic advertising neon sign for Texaco gasoline, part of the vintage...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Gift; Barbara Barrett; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:112) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive. C... More

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small Arizona city that became one of sprawling Phoenix's many suburbs

Creative "diver" neon sign at the old Starlight Motel in Mesa, a small...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The city far predates Phoenix; it was the site of 15th-Century Indian canals and, four centuries later, was one of several western com... More

Neon sign at Kelly's Olympian bar, which (as of 2018) has been in business for 106 years in Portland, Oregon

Neon sign at Kelly's Olympian bar, which (as of 2018) has been in busi...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2016:103-12) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the C... More

Neon sign for the Hacienda Motel, one of a few surviving in Tucson, Arizona, from the glory days of travel on the open road

Neon sign for the Hacienda Motel, one of a few surviving in Tucson, Ar...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:005) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Caro... More

Neon sign for the Whispering Palms, once a popular night club in Ritzville, Washington

Neon sign for the Whispering Palms, once a popular night club in Ritzv...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2016:103-13) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the C... More

Neon sign for the 66 Italian Bistro in Williams, Arizona, a town of just 3,000 or so residents but a well-known place among visitors from around the world

Neon sign for the 66 Italian Bistro in Williams, Arizona, a town of ju...

Known as "The Gateway to the Grand Canyon" 60 miles to the north, it is the southern terminus of the scenic railroad that takes tourists there and (in 1984) was also the last town on old Route 66 to be bypassed... More

Neon sign for the Route 66 Motel at dusk, near Seligman along the historic highway in Arizona

Neon sign for the Route 66 Motel at dusk, near Seligman along the hist...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This stretch of the onetime "Mother Road" two-lane highway from Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, still exists north of ... More

Neon sign for the Hacienda Motel in Tucson, Arizona, a nostalgic reminder of the days when such signs lit up the night along the Miracle Mile entryway into town in the "glory days" of two-lane highway travel in the 1940s and '50s

Neon sign for the Hacienda Motel in Tucson, Arizona, a nostalgic remin...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Purchase; Carol M. Highsmith Photography, Inc.; 2018; (DLC/PP-2018:005) Forms part of Carol M. Highsmith's America Project in the Caro... More