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#686512 - Thu May 11 2017 04:28 PM sign id help
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
I have been asked to give a talk about the gas station painting I did of a 1930's era gas station...but when I tried to find the reference photos of the signs I put on the porch, I could not find them.

I know I am not the only one who every once in a while tries to purge extra images from their files, but it seems I was a little bit premature to have deleted the references for this painting. I also seem to have deleted (or cannot find) the larger images of the painting as well which is why the images I am posting here are small.

This is the only distinctive sign that I can't make out--and because the scale was so small, I did not attempt to paint the words. But it is distinctive--and if I remember a gentleman with a hat and a steering wheel in his hand.

Any ID (and image if you have it) would be welcome!
Nicole


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#686516 - Thu May 11 2017 04:47 PM Re: sign id help [Re: Nicole]
Bob Richards Offline
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Registered: Tue Feb 22 2005
Loc: Longview, WA
Nicole, you are over your PM limit
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#686522 - Thu May 11 2017 07:43 PM Re: sign id help [Re: Nicole]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
Thanks Bob - I've lightened it a little. It's hard to get rid of some of the old stuff, lots if interesting information and also memories with pms from DB and OldIron.

BTW I am wondering if it was a cigarette ad. Anyway I am probably asking for the impossible, but I thought the silhouette might be recognizable.

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#686537 - Thu May 11 2017 09:21 PM Re: sign id help [Re: Nicole]
wocopep Online   content
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Registered: Sun Jan 02 2011
Loc: Wetumpka,Al.
Lucky Strike cigarette ad. I believe the man would be holding a tobacco leaf, not a steering wheel. Ive seen that ad before but cant quite put my finger on it.


Edited by wocopep (Thu May 11 2017 09:34 PM)

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#686555 - Fri May 12 2017 10:43 AM Re: sign id help [Re: Nicole]
Scott Baselt Offline
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Registered: Tue Apr 10 2007
Loc: Gualala, CA
Your sign is probably related to this ad that's for sale on eBay. 172665147312
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#686565 - Fri May 12 2017 03:21 PM Re: sign id help [Re: Nicole]
Nicole Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 09 2010
Loc: Maryland
I do believe you are right that it's a Lucky Strike sign. I remember picking it to have some variety of color on the porch. I thought it would read well from a distance.

Just spent an hour trying to find it on line.

I guess I learned a lesson--keep those references 'cause you never know.

Thanks all...

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#686576 - Fri May 12 2017 09:19 PM Re: sign id help [Re: Nicole]
Speedracer Offline
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Registered: Sat Feb 08 2014
Loc: Michigan, USA (near Chesterfie...
I also looked for a while and didn't find anything.

On a side note, does anyone know why when I cut and paste ebay item numbers in their search box, sometimes they work and other times not (I make sure there are no spaces, etc)?


Edited by Speedracer (Fri May 12 2017 09:20 PM)
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