Posts Tagged ‘Carnegie Deli’

Kitschy and colorful 1960s store signs

September 2, 2009

Vintage signs like these have such a Jetsons-era feel. They liven otherwise drab city blocks with color and fun swinging-’60s fonts.

Superior Florists are off Sixth Avenue in the ever-shrinking flower district of the upper 20s:

Superiorflorists

The Carnegie Deli sign, on Seventh Avenue in the 50s, features a similar retro cursive font and an even brighter yellow hue:

Carnegiesign

At Greenpoint Avenue and Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside is the King Boulevard Mens Shop. (Suits for $79.99!) 

Kingboulevardsign

The poor Trowel & Square Ballroom, on 125th Street in Harlem, looks neglected and forlorn: 

Trowel&squaresign

Strange to name a ballroom after a tool used to spread dirt or cement. Does anyone know the history of this place?