Test Your Vintage IQ

Answers to the American Sign Museum Questions on LinkedIn

Harley-Warrick

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

white-lead

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

georges-Claude

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

holiday-Inn

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

smalt

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

LBJ

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