For this edition of "Beyond the Mid-South," I thought it would be fun -- especially in this current age of limited travel -- to revisit my July 2016 visit to one of the coolest places on earth, the American Sign Museum in Cincinnati. If you've never been, I highly recommend it! But for the time being, you can get a feel for it from my photos below. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves, for the most part. Please enjoy!
|Starting off outside. The man on the ladder is simply painted on the wall. Wile E. Coyote level precision!
|There is a tour, but you're also allowed to wander around and get a bunch of photos. Which clearly, I did.
|I found the schematics for the McDonald's sign almost as fascinating as the sign itself. You'll be seeing more of the sign throughout the post. I circled back to it several times.
|There was a little "downtown" area with recreated storefronts like this. Not all signs in the museum are neon, but most are.
|Yes, the cars do spin around the globe!
|As a DeSoto County resident I quite liked this sign :)
|Unless it was legitimately called "Kroger's" back then I cannot excuse the apostrophe-S
|These were some of the best low-light photos my old phone ever took.
|I loved this sign! Or series of signs, as it were.
Until next time, have fun exploring the retail world wherever you are!