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Western Motel, 1950s, (6’x10’x1’), Acquired in 1986

From Lincoln Boulevard and Venice, California, comes this bit of roadside Americana. Culturally the sign is important as it speaks of post-war family travel and the expanse of the American roadside, but it’s also a technical marvel that uses a one-inch diameter glass tube to make its lasso. To any neon bender, it’s a tough job to smoothly bend such a wide tube.