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Hollywood, California. Neon signs at the famous Earl Carroll theater

Hollywood, California. Neon signs at the famous Earl Carroll theater

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

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

Casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Casino 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

Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago sports fan's landmark, Chicago, Illinois

Billy Goat Tavern, Chicago sports fan's landmark, Chicago, Illinois

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

Pier sign at night, Santa Monica, California

Pier sign at night, Santa Monica, California

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

Vegas Vic on Freemont Street in Las Vegas, Nevada

Vegas Vic on Freemont Street in 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 casino sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon casino 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

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino neon sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

Circus Circus Hotel and Casino neon sign, Las Vegas, Nevada

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

Castro district at night, San Francisco, California

Castro district at night, San Francisco, California

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

Stratosphere Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

Stratosphere 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

Neon signs shine in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 1980s

Neon signs shine in Las Vegas, Nevada, in the early 1980s

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 gambling sign on Freemont Street in historic Las Vegas, Nevada

Neon gambling sign on Freemont Street in historic 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

Holiday Motel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Holiday Motel, Las Vegas, Nevada

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Blues City Cafe neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Blues City Cafe neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street has been playing the blues for more than half a century. Named after an unknown military hero in 1841, it acted as General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters during the Civil War. But, Beale Street's ... More

Memphis Music neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis Music neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Beale Street has been playing the blues for more than half a century. Named after an unknown military hero in 1841, it acted as General Ulysses S. Grant's headquarters during the Civil War. But, Beale Street's ... More

Pig neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Pig neon sign, Beale Street, Memphis, Tennessee

Established in 2002 on Historic Beale Street in Memphis Tennessee, The Pig on Beale quickly became a local favorite for "Memphis Style" Hickory Smoked BBQ pork shoulder and BBQ ribs. Title, date, and subjects p... More

The Munger Moss Motel neon sign, Route 66, Lebanon, Missouri

The Munger Moss Motel neon sign, Route 66, Lebanon, Missouri

The Munger Moss Motel has been in business since 1946. The motel was originally 14 cabins with garages in between the rooms. 26 more units were opened in 1961 and the motel is still open today. Title, date, and... More

Jayhawk State Theatre sign, all that is left of the Jayhawk Theatre, Topeka, Kansas

Jayhawk State Theatre sign, all that is left of the Jayhawk Theatre, T...

The Jayhawk Theatre opened its doors on August, 1926. Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gif... More

Glitter Girl neon sign at the Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, Nevada

Glitter Girl neon sign at the Freemont Street Experience, Las Vegas, N...

Title, date, and subjects provided by the photographer. Credit line: Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division. Gift and purchase; Carol M. Highsmith; 2009; (DLC/PP-2010... More

Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama

Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama

The theatre is operated by Troy University. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's A... More

A classic neon Packard advertising sign hangs on the corner of America's Packard Museum, an automotive museum located in the former Citizens Motorcar Company auto-dealership building where Packards were sold beginning in 1908 in Dayton, Ohio

A classic neon Packard advertising sign hangs on the corner of America...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Packard was an American luxury automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States, and later by the... More

The 1950s-vintage Arizona Motel sign in Tucson, Arizona

The 1950s-vintage Arizona Motel sign in Tucson, Arizona

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

A "Gateway to the Blues" sign dominates the visitor center and museum in a vintage-1895 train depot in Tunica, one of the first towns along the Mississippi Delta's "Blues Highway," U.S. Highway 61, after entering Misssissippi from the north

A "Gateway to the Blues" sign dominates the visitor center and museum ...

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

Display of classic Packard automobiles at America's Packard Museum, an automotive museum located in the former Citizens Motorcar Company auto-dealership building where Packards were sold beginning in 1908 in Dayton, Ohio

Display of classic Packard automobiles at America's Packard Museum, an...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Packard was an American luxury automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States, and later by the... More

Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama

Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama

The theatre is operated by Troy University. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's A... More

Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama

Davis Theatre, Montgomery, Alabama

The theatre is operated by Troy University. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landegger Collection of Alabama Photographs in Carol M. Highsmith's A... 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

Kreme Delight, Athens, Alabama

Kreme Delight, Athens, Alabama

Founded in 1842, the city of Athens is located 15 miles from the Tennessee State line in Limestone County. Title, date, subject note, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The George F. Landeg... More

A classic Packard automobile hood ornament at America's Packard Museum, an automotive museum located in the former Citizens Motorcar Company auto-dealership building where Packards were sold beginning in 1908 in Dayton, Ohio

A classic Packard automobile hood ornament at America's Packard Museum...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Packard was an American luxury automobile built by the Packard Motor Car Company of Detroit, Michigan, United States, and later by the... More

Sign at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Californ...

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Several forms of signs and statues invite customers to 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

Several forms of signs and statues invite customers to the Willo Steak...

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 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

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Californ...

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... More

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, California

Sign "Pacific Park" at the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Californ...

The Pier, a large double-jointed pier located at the foot of Colorado Avenue is a prominent, 100-year-old landmark. Title, date, and keywords provided by the photographer. Credit line: The Jon B. Lovelace Colle... 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

Donut shop neon sign on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California

Donut shop neon sign on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, Cali...

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 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

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

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards D...

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 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

Street sign for Peters Brothers "Texas Hat" shop in Fort Worth, Texas

Street sign for Peters Brothers "Texas Hat" shop in Fort Worth, Texas

Title, date, and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The company was founded by Jim and Tom Peters in 1911. They were Greek immigrants who began their business shining shoes in Waco, Tex... More

Sign for the Tradewinds Hotel in Grand Prairie, Texas, along old Texas Highway 180, which used to be the main highway between Dallas and Fort Worth

Sign for the Tradewinds Hotel in Grand Prairie, Texas, along old 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

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards D...

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

Provocative neon sign at a Lucy's Fried Chicken location on Burnet Road in Austin, Texas

Provocative neon sign at a Lucy's Fried Chicken location on Burnet Roa...

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

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards D...

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

One of many vibrant neon signs in Austin, the Texas state capital, which (as of 2014) is booming thanks to the influx of thousands of high-tech, music, and corporate employees, many of them under 30

One of many vibrant neon signs in Austin, the Texas state capital, whi...

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 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

This looks like one of the funky artistic neon signs that are everywhere in the eclectic South Austin neighborhood of Austin, Texas. It is that, perhaps, but it also directs one to the actual Deep Eddy municipal pool

This looks like one of the funky artistic neon signs that are everywhe...

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

1940s neon Dr Pepper sign at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P. Kloster Museum in Dublin, Texas

1940s neon Dr Pepper sign at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P. Kloste...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This plant produced a distinctive form of Dr Pepper, a soda popular throughout the South. The distinction: it used only pure cane suga... 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

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Appropriate advertising sign for Leddy's boot shop in the Stockyards D...

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 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

One of many vibrant neon signs in Austin, the Texas state capital, which (as of 2014) is booming thanks to the influx of thousands of high-tech, music, and corporate employees, many of them under 30

One of many vibrant neon signs in Austin, the Texas state capital, whi...

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

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

Horse figure, a longtime signature of Fincher's White Front Western Store on Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards District of Fort Worth, Texas

Horse figure, a longtime signature of Fincher's White Front Western St...

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

1940s-vintage Dr Pepper neon sign at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P. Kloster Museum in Dublin, Texas

1940s-vintage Dr Pepper neon sign at the Dublin Bottling Works and W.P...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. This plant produced a distinctive form of Dr Pepper, a soda popular throughout the South. The distinction: it used only pure cane suga... 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

Rambunctious neon beer sign inside the Springs Downtown Bar and Grill, which turned a 1904 building and town gathering place in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, into a restaurant and tavern in 1974

Rambunctious neon beer sign inside the Springs Downtown Bar and Grill,...

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 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

The Whispering Pines Motel, a classic mid-20th-Century cluster of mountain cabins in Estes Park, the eastern entrance to Colorado's Rocky Mountain National Park

The Whispering Pines Motel, a classic mid-20th-Century cluster of moun...

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

Rodeo-themed neon beer sign inside the Mint Bar, a downtown landmark, built in 1907 in Sheridan, Wyoming, where "meet you at the Mint" is still a common expression

Rodeo-themed neon beer sign inside the Mint Bar, a downtown landmark, ...

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

Sign for the Ground Zero blues club in Clarksdale, a prominent home to old-time blues music in the Mississippi (River) Delta region in Northwest Mississippi

Sign for the Ground Zero blues club in Clarksdale, a prominent home to...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. The club, co-owned by famed actor Morgan Freeman, attorney Bill Luckett, and Memphis entertainment executive Howard Stovall, got its n... 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

Expressive, salvaged neon signs inside the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Expressive, salvaged neon signs inside the American Sign Museum in the...

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

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising si...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some of the neon at the museum dates to the 1940s and even earlier. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Librar... 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

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising si...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some of the neon at the museum dates to the 1940s and even earlier. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Librar... More

Prior to the 1990s, rural Tunica County, Mississippi, was one of America's most impoverished places. Then came a riverboat casino, and when it closed, a series of land-based, Las Vegas-style casinos in a strip that appear "in the middle of nowhere" near tiny Robinsonville. The casinos are now the county's largest employer by far

Prior to the 1990s, rural Tunica County, Mississippi, was one of Ameri...

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

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising si...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some of the neon at the museum dates to the 1940s and even earlier. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Librar... More

The Blue & White Restaurant after dark in Tunica, Mississippi

The Blue & White Restaurant after dark in Tunica, Mississippi

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 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

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspaper, publisher Dean Coombs still sets type the VERY old-fashioned way, on a vintage linotype machine, that spits out lead type, hot to the touch, row by row

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some say the Crescent is last remaining U.S. newspaper to use this "hot type" technology. When it cools, the type is racked into these... More

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspaper, publisher Dean Coombs still sets type the VERY old-fashioned way, on a vintage linotype machine, that spits out lead type, row by row

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some say the Crescent is last remaining U.S. newspaper to use this "hot type" technology. When it cools, the type is racked into these... More

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspaper, publisher Dean Coombs still sets type the VERY old-fashioned way, on a vintage linotype machine, that spits out lead type, hot to the touch, row by row

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some say the Crescent is last remaining U.S. newspaper to use this "hot type" technology. When it cools, the type is racked into these... More

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspaper, publisher Dean Coombs still sets type the VERY old-fashioned way, on a vintage linotype machine, that spits out lead type, row by row

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some say the Crescent is last remaining U.S. newspaper to use this "hot type" technology. When it cools, the type is racked into these... More

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising si...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some of the neon at the museum dates to the 1940s and even earlier. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Librar... More

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising signs, placards, and posters displayed at the American Sign Museum in the industrial Camp Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, Ohio

Brightly glowing neon signs are some of the hundreds of advertising si...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some of the neon at the museum dates to the 1940s and even earlier. Credit line: Photographs in the Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Librar... More

City News, a shop and newsstand in downtown Mansfield, Ohio

City News, a shop and newsstand in downtown Mansfield, Ohio

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Its survival (as of 2016) is unusual in an era when newspaper and magazine reading and sales are declining as electronic media captiva... More

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspaper, publisher Dean Coombs still sets type the VERY old-fashioned way, on a vintage linotype machine, that spits out lead type, hot to the touch, row by row

In the tiny, cluttered offices of the weekly Saguache Crescent newspap...

Title, date and keywords based on information provided by the photographer. Some say the Crescent is last remaining U.S. newspaper to use this "hot type" technology. When it cools, the type is racked into these... More