This was the last full day of Mississippi. Soon to be followed by Memphis and Arkansas.
Let’s start with a couple in West Point. A nice ghost sign:
A fun saguaro sign. This place has been here since 1993 but the sign might pre-date that. I looks like neon tubing holes on the cactus:
This directional sign in Tupelo is from the early 1950s:
This one in Tupelo has an unusual obelisk shape. You don’t see the mini pyramid on top of the sign from this angle:
Let’s take a break from the signs and post some of my other favorite subjects which, if you didn’t know, I document just as thoroughly as signs at my website (2500+ pages of buildings, statues, and, yes, signs):
How about this steer statue at Mi Toro Mexican Restaurant in Booneville. You’ll find a hundreds of other animal statues in this section:
These cigar store type Indians are in Tupelo. Do you like Indian statues? I’ve got four pages of them here:
and then there are the so-called “Muffler Men” type here:
How about a mid-century bank in New Albany? If you like mid-century buildings, you’ll want to set aside a good chunk of time for this section (the biggest one at my website):
This former classic Cities Service gas station is in Aberdeen. I’ve got over 5,000 photos of gas stations at my website. Here’s the Mississippi Cities Service section:
A sad walled-up canopy on this classic Sinclair station in Booneville. There are still hundreds of these scattered around the country. No state has more of them than Texas:
Let’s wrap up with two more signs. This one in Booneville:
And this one in Pontotoc. Unfortunately, the vertical blade portion of this sign has been painted over and the porcelain could use a scrub. There are only a handful of these mass-produced Elgin Watches jewelry store signs left on display around the country:
I’ll be back this weekend with more.
dj & the dogs