Small Town Artifacts

I always find it exciting to stumble upon signs of the past when driving through some of the small midwestern towns. Some might see them as an eyesore, treatment but I think it’s a nice reminder of a time when businesses had a real feel of individuality. Plus, salve the type is always so cool! And, help believe me, I’m not the only one who feels this way . . .


  • How cool! There used to be a Sky High drive-in theatre in Columbia, Mo, where I grew up. I recently shot some signs in the Overland Park area that I’ve always loved (Glenwood Theatre being one). It’s fun to see these retro reminders.

  • How cool! There used to be a Sky High drive-in theatre in Columbia, Mo, where I grew up. I recently shot some signs in the Overland Park area that I’ve always loved (Glenwood Theatre being one). It’s fun to see these retro reminders.

  • Elizabeth

    I so wish my camera wasn’t in the trunk when I passed the “Sumt’n Sumt’n” convenience store somewhere between Alabama and Missouri earlier this month…Sigh, they don’t make ’em like they used to.

  • Elizabeth

    I so wish my camera wasn’t in the trunk when I passed the “Sumt’n Sumt’n” convenience store somewhere between Alabama and Missouri earlier this month…Sigh, they don’t make ’em like they used to.

  • Melissa

    Dave,
    If you ever make it to Parsons on a press check you will find some cool signs there. I saw a few and wished I had our better camera with me. I only had my point and shoot along and we were driving. I love these photos.
    -m

  • Melissa

    Dave,
    If you ever make it to Parsons on a press check you will find some cool signs there. I saw a few and wished I had our better camera with me. I only had my point and shoot along and we were driving. I love these photos.
    -m