The Retrologist

Apr 18

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

For the #signgeek, San Francisco is a treasure trove of vintage signage. “Privilege signs” like this one are numerous, the sort that were provided by a brand free of charge to a store in exchange for excellent and continuous promotion. Keep an eye here for more finds. #signgeeks #sanfran #architecture #skyscrapers #oldsigns #retrosigns #retrologist #pepsi #pepsisign #rous_roadsigns #americana #roadsideamerica #sanfrancisco

Today in San Francisco, a special tribute marks the 108th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. #earthquake #memorial #1906earthquake #sf #sanfran #sanfrancisco #todayinhistory

Today in San Francisco, a special tribute marks the 108th anniversary of the 1906 earthquake. #earthquake #memorial #1906earthquake #sf #sanfran #sanfrancisco #todayinhistory

It begins. In-N-Out in Millbrae marks the start of a 10-day California adventure in search of classic signs and roadside Americana. But first things first: a double-double! #inandout

It begins. In-N-Out in Millbrae marks the start of a 10-day California adventure in search of classic signs and roadside Americana. But first things first: a double-double! #inandout

Apr 17

This clever ad plays off the only value most street pay phones have in New York these days: Pricey displays for advertising. If it weren’t for the ads, these holdouts would vanish quickly, like the vapor from the Njoy e-cigarettes wittily advertised here. The ads act as preservationists of convenience, so to speak. #advertising #payphones #ecigs #ecigarettes #humor #funny #njoy #smoking #vape #copywriting

This clever ad plays off the only value most street pay phones have in New York these days: Pricey displays for advertising. If it weren’t for the ads, these holdouts would vanish quickly, like the vapor from the Njoy e-cigarettes wittily advertised here. The ads act as preservationists of convenience, so to speak. #advertising #payphones #ecigs #ecigarettes #humor #funny #njoy #smoking #vape #copywriting

Apr 14

Montero has been described as a “maritime museum with alcohol” by the New York Times. It has to be seen to be believed. Stop in for a drink and savor a place that would be a landmark in a just New York. And that neon. That neon!

Montero has been described as a “maritime museum with alcohol” by the New York Times. It has to be seen to be believed. Stop in for a drink and savor a place that would be a landmark in a just New York. And that neon. That neon!

Apr 13

An all-American stop along the Lincoln Highway in historic Chambersburg, Pa. The Lincoln Lanes bowling pin is a terrific piece of roadside #americana. #lincolnhighway #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #oldsigns #retrosigns #bowling #bowlingpin #kitsch #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #retrologist #oldschool #retro #highway

An all-American stop along the Lincoln Highway in historic Chambersburg, Pa. The Lincoln Lanes bowling pin is a terrific piece of roadside #americana. #lincolnhighway #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #oldsigns #retrosigns #bowling #bowlingpin #kitsch #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #retrologist #oldschool #retro #highway

Marietta is a distinctive mom-and-pop shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, dating to 1940. It features one of the nicest vintage strorefronts you’ll find in New York City.

Marietta is a distinctive mom-and-pop shop in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, dating to 1940. It features one of the nicest vintage strorefronts you’ll find in New York City.

Apr 11

United We Stand: A patriotic mural in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

United We Stand: A patriotic mural in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.

Apr 09

It’s one of those top 10 spring days in New York City. #lookup

It’s one of those top 10 spring days in New York City. #lookup

A faded, rusty relic in Red Hook Brooklyn for the long-defunct Clinton Cafe. This sign was likely hiding for years behind a modern retail replacement. #redhook #brooklyn #relics #signgeeks #oldsigns #urbanromantix #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #ghostsigns #ig_nycity #insta_america_americana #insta_america #oldschool #retro

A faded, rusty relic in Red Hook Brooklyn for the long-defunct Clinton Cafe. This sign was likely hiding for years behind a modern retail replacement. #redhook #brooklyn #relics #signgeeks #oldsigns #urbanromantix #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #ghostsigns #ig_nycity #insta_america_americana #insta_america #oldschool #retro