Purveyors of Fine American Roadside Art

Souvenirs from the Twentieth Century

Mayflower

Slocum Van and Storage. 1941 Dodge 2 ton COE road tractor pulling a 1939 Fruehauf drop deck trailer.

Shooting Gallery

This porcelain neon sign is from Coney Island in NY, please send me your personal memories and any photos you might have of it.

Buster Brown

Buster and his dog Tige were very successful shoe pitchmen back when shoes were made in USA.

DIM-A-LITE

This is a very early advertising piece almost as old as electricity, it is one of my favorite things.

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Porcelain/Neon

Neon signs and porcelain neon signs marked a very artistic period of history in America. Main Street and the highway was lit with beautiful signs pointing the way to better things to come. This period began in the early 1920s, flourished through the 1930s and then disappeared by the end of WW2. Pictured here are some of the Lost Highway Museums collection for your enjoyment.

Small Signs

Small point of purchase signs, window signs and light-up signs lit the way to new products and serivces available in a booming American marketplace, they all mark a colorful spot in history. Some of these signs are featured here.

 

City Walk

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Pomeroy City Walk  is a work in progress, in cooperation between private property owners, the private collection of David Webb, the Lost Highway Museum and the good people of Pomeroy WA.  It is our goal to hang signs originally found on Main Street America on the Main Street of Pomeroy WA for the enjoyment of travelers and visitors. We are always looking for more signs for this project. To comment please contact David: david@losthighway.net
 

Giant Shoes

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Giant salesman's samples have been around for a long time. I have hunted for decades to find what you can see here. Enjoy.

Note: Please visit the Giant Shoe Museum in the basement of Pike Place Market in Seattle. It is a national treasure for sure.

Displays

Advertising displays come in all forms, figures, tin litho, animation, any way to get your attention. Here are some of the Lost Highway's collection of displays

Televisions

The television first appeared in 1939 at the World's Fair in New York. They began finding a place in homes in the late 1940s. I remember the first television that came into my parent's home in 1954, I was only 5 years old but I can even remember what was on when they plugged it in. Here are some I have collected over the years.

 

Fun/Games

Coin-op machines, vending machines, games and rides.

Cool Stuff

Quack medical devices, odd balls, strange and fun stuff.

Signs, non lighted

Porcelain signs, tin signs, paper signs, reverse painted glass signs.
 

Museum

 

The Lost Highway Museum is a private collection. It is housed in a 10,000 square foot Art Deco building in Pomeroy, WA. Look for he Greyhound Depot and you will have found us.

The museum is mostly comprised of signage, porcelain signs, neon signs, point of purchase signs and display advertising. The collection also included early televisions, arcade games, kiddy rides, giant shoes and other unusual items. The museum is not open to the public as it is also our home, but much of the collection is viewable online right here.

 

Always Buying

 

The Lost Highway Museum is always looking for more good pieces. Please let us know if you you have or know of anything we might be interested in.

 

 

 

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