Test Your Vintage IQ


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