Troy, New York makes a patriotic destination for a quick road trip. The city is, town folks will tell you, the “home of Uncle Sam.” Uncle Sam iconography is all around town — these are among the most colorful examples. Happy July 4th! #july4 #fourthofjuly #independenceday #americana #insta_america #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #troy #patriotism #unclesam

Troy, New York makes a patriotic destination for a quick road trip. The city is, town folks will tell you, the “home of Uncle Sam.” Uncle Sam iconography is all around town — these are among the most colorful examples. Happy July 4th! #july4 #fourthofjuly #independenceday #americana #insta_america #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #troy #patriotism #unclesam

We made it! My pals, right to left, @frankofonic, @jamshidmo and yours truly at the western terminus of the #lincolnhighway in #lincolnpark in #sanfrancisco. Our group’s drive started way back in #omaha eight days ago and also included for big stretches @albasaricaro and @sharonupdates. The Lincoln starts in Times Square and was the nation’s first transcontinental highway. I urge you to explore it — there’s so much Americana to be discovered and wonderful people to meet along the way. We’ll be doing the Omaha to New York stretch soon enough. For those who followed for retro signs, I’ll be posting many more gems so keep an eye on my feed. Thanks for the likes, support and follows over the past eight days, and if you enjoy my account, spread the word!  #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #americana

We made it! My pals, right to left, @frankofonic, @jamshidmo and yours truly at the western terminus of the #lincolnhighway in #lincolnpark in #sanfrancisco. Our group’s drive started way back in #omaha eight days ago and also included for big stretches @albasaricaro and @sharonupdates. The Lincoln starts in Times Square and was the nation’s first transcontinental highway. I urge you to explore it — there’s so much Americana to be discovered and wonderful people to meet along the way. We’ll be doing the Omaha to New York stretch soon enough. For those who followed for retro signs, I’ll be posting many more gems so keep an eye on my feed. Thanks for the likes, support and follows over the past eight days, and if you enjoy my account, spread the word! #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #roadtrip #americana

This is certainly one of the most curious signs I’ve ever seen: Check out the Spiking Tourist Lodge in Salt Lake City. Originally neon, this sign has been restored but is no less compelling. There’s a touch of the 1950s “Holiday Inn” style here — except for the whole “spiking tourist” thing.  #saltlakecity #utah #motels #americana

This is certainly one of the most curious signs I’ve ever seen: Check out the Spiking Tourist Lodge in Salt Lake City. Originally neon, this sign has been restored but is no less compelling. There’s a touch of the 1950s “Holiday Inn” style here — except for the whole “spiking tourist” thing. #saltlakecity #utah #motels #americana

The Thunderbird Lodge in Laramie, Wyoming is one of the great neon signs of the #lincolnhighway. It’s just a joy to behold.  #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #americana #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns  #neon #neonsign #neonporn #insta_america #laramie #igersusa

The Thunderbird Lodge in Laramie, Wyoming is one of the great neon signs of the #lincolnhighway. It’s just a joy to behold. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #americana #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #neon #neonsign #neonporn #insta_america #laramie #igersusa

Sinclair’s Dino is perhaps the perfect logo for an oil company. It’s always fun to run into these service stations out West. On my #lincolnhighway journey, I had the pleasure of visiting the Wyoming town where Sinclair has a refinery. In fact, the town is named Sinclair! #lincolnhighway #dino #dinosaurs #wyoming #sinclair #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #igersusa #ipulledoverforthis #insta_america #americana

Sinclair’s Dino is perhaps the perfect logo for an oil company. It’s always fun to run into these service stations out West. On my #lincolnhighway journey, I had the pleasure of visiting the Wyoming town where Sinclair has a refinery. In fact, the town is named Sinclair! #lincolnhighway #dino #dinosaurs #wyoming #sinclair #signgeeks #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #igersusa #ipulledoverforthis #insta_america #americana

Just. Wow. Behold the magnificent #midcentury sign for the Wyoming Motel in Cheyenne, one of the most striking signs along the #lincolnhighway. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #americana #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns  #wyoming #cheyenne #igersusa

Just. Wow. Behold the magnificent #midcentury sign for the Wyoming Motel in Cheyenne, one of the most striking signs along the #lincolnhighway. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #americana #justmytype #fontastic #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #wyoming #cheyenne #igersusa

Our Lincoln Highway road trip is off to a good start, after visiting with this #mufflerman in North, Platte, Nebraska at the Fort Cody Trading Post. We started in Omaha, and a week from now, we’ll be in San Francisco. Follow along for roadside Americana, including some wonderful signs! (I’ll also have the story on those “color TV by RCA” signs, as told by a friendly motel proprietor.) #lincolnhighway #americangiants #nebraska #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #roadtrip #oldwest

Our Lincoln Highway road trip is off to a good start, after visiting with this #mufflerman in North, Platte, Nebraska at the Fort Cody Trading Post. We started in Omaha, and a week from now, we’ll be in San Francisco. Follow along for roadside Americana, including some wonderful signs! (I’ll also have the story on those “color TV by RCA” signs, as told by a friendly motel proprietor.) #lincolnhighway #americangiants #nebraska #americana #roadsideamerica #rous_roadsigns #signgeeks #roadtrip #oldwest

Sears Fine Food: I’ve always loved this San Francisco neon sign. I make it a point to at least walk by each time I’m in town. And the pancakes aren’t a bad way to fuel up for urban hiking through the city. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #americana #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #roadtrip #justmytype #fontastic #neon #neonsign #neonporn #caligrammers #california_igers #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #justsigns #igersf #sanfran

Sears Fine Food: I’ve always loved this San Francisco neon sign. I make it a point to at least walk by each time I’m in town. And the pancakes aren’t a bad way to fuel up for urban hiking through the city. #signgeeks #rous_roadsigns #retrologist #americana #roadsideamerica #ipulledoverforthis #typography #typevstime #roadtrip #justmytype #fontastic #neon #neonsign #neonporn #caligrammers #california_igers #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #justsigns #igersf #sanfran

Hey #madmen fans, here’s another picture I took at the former #burgerchef in Rialto made famous in last week’s epic episode. The joint was closed so I shot this though the window. Beautifully intact example of a vanished burger chain. Check out pics from last week’s episode to see what I mean. Um, this store should be restored as a Burger Chef! #california #california_igers #igla #igers_la #igersla #inlandempire #caligrammers #oldschool #americana #roadsideamerica #burgers #hamburgers #rialto #socalclassic

Hey #madmen fans, here’s another picture I took at the former #burgerchef in Rialto made famous in last week’s epic episode. The joint was closed so I shot this though the window. Beautifully intact example of a vanished burger chain. Check out pics from last week’s episode to see what I mean. Um, this store should be restored as a Burger Chef! #california #california_igers #igla #igers_la #igersla #inlandempire #caligrammers #oldschool #americana #roadsideamerica #burgers #hamburgers #rialto #socalclassic

Royal Pizza is a slice of real New York. This Murray Hill pizza shop, from the signage to the walk-up window, epitomizes what “made in New York” storefronts are all about. Oh, and pizza hits the spot. #signgeeks #pizza #pizzeria #rous_roadside #newyorkiana #americana #roadsideamerica #streetphotography #igersnyc #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #storefronts

Royal Pizza is a slice of real New York. This Murray Hill pizza shop, from the signage to the walk-up window, epitomizes what “made in New York” storefronts are all about. Oh, and pizza hits the spot. #signgeeks #pizza #pizzeria #rous_roadside #newyorkiana #americana #roadsideamerica #streetphotography #igersnyc #oldsigns #vintagesigns #retrosigns #storefronts