Monday, May 22, 2017

Professors rescue design drawings for neon signs on Route 66

Blue Swallow Motel in all its neon glory (Sixgun Siding)
(AP/KFDA) They were just a bunch of old business records belonging to New Mexico's oldest and largest sign-making shop, the last of the manufacturers from neon's midcentury heyday.
No longer needed and deemed a fire hazard, the file drawers were moved outside and placed on pallets under a tree.
Ellen Babcock spotted them during one of her many visits to Zeon Signs as part of her interest in sign-making and the installation of public artwork on unused signs in Albuquerque.
Thanks to her curiosity, she was about to strike gold. Continued

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