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Great Mid-Century Road Signs

Store Sign in Grangeville, Idaho Photo, Grangeville, Idaho

One very pleasant surprise during our four-day road trip were the variety of eye-catching motel, bar, store, and movie theater signs we encountered along the way. At first, we were just happy to see these occasional reminders of another ear of car-tripping—one we witnessed from the very back seat of a station wagon and often without seat belts. By the end, however, spotting these signs and capturing them on film had become an obsession. Attached are some of our favorites, particularly the ones aimed at enticing our worn out, station-wagon driving parents to end their long day on the road with a drink.

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