I have a collection of sign images over on Pinterest. What a great tool for research! A few weeks ago I was in Dexter, Maine with some time to kill, so went to the Dexter Historical Society Museum, housed in an old grist mill.  What a great old building!  They had many trade signs from past.  I love looking at old graphics and the nuances in the hand painting on old signs.  Modern signs are often made with vinyl lettering printed by computer, so you don't get the sense of variation that are imbued by the hand of the maker. Here are a few I saw: 

And finally, I saw this continuous towel roller, which I remembered being in gas stations when I was a child. Nothing like seeing something from your childhood in a museum to make you feel old! 

"Do not let what you cannot do
keep you from doing what you can do."

John Wooden


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