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American Sign Museum
1330 Monmouth St, Cincinnati, OH 45225
The American Sign Museum in Cincinnati preserves, archives, and displays a collection of signs. The museum also displays the equipment utilized in the design and manufacture of signs. Over 200 signs and other objects are on display, and over 3,800 items are cataloged. The collection ranges from the late 19th century to the 1970s. Highlights include samples of gold leaf lettering on glass, a Sputnik-like plastic orb from an Anaheim shopping center, a rotating neon windmill from a Denver donut shop, Las Vegas showcards, and a fiberglass Frisch's Big Boy statue with a slingshot in his pocket. One can also find signs from businesses such as Big Bear Stores, Howard Johnson's, and Earl Scheib. Over the museum's entrance, visitors are greeted by a 20-foot-tall fiberglass genie from a Los Angeles carpet cleaning company.
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