Posts Tagged ‘The Jetsons’

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:


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


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


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


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