Test Your Vintage IQ

Answers to the American Sign Museum Questions on LinkedIn


1.What was the name of the last acknowledged Mail Pouch barn painter? Harley Warrick


2. What was the ingredient sign painter’s traditionally used as a base for mixing paint? white lead


3. What Frenchman was responsible for bringing neon to America in the early 1920’s? Hint: He sold franchises based on his patents for a neon component. Georges Claude


4. What sign, which debuted in the mid-50’s, was affectionately known as “The Great Sign?” Holiday Inn


5. What was the name of the material- available in both sand and glass- that was commonly used for sign backgrounds in the period 1890 to 1930? smalt


6. What year was the pivotal Highway Beautification Act of Lady Bird Johnson? 1965