Iwata Camera

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Iwata Camera, 1940s, (8’x5’x6”), Gift of Nicholas Agid, 1986

From the historic Little Tokyo neighborhood (First Street) in downtown Los Angeles, this massive, double-sided, camera sign has been restored with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. One side of this hand-painted sign was restored with new paint and the other side left as-is. Note the two tones of white-colored neon used to delineate the sign.