NEON / Darkness Electrified

 Photographed March 14, 2015
The History Museum at the Castle
Appleton, Outagamie County, Wisconsin
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Darkness Electrified

What comes to mind
when you think of neon?

The gaudy Las Vegas Strip,
playful roadside attractions,
elegant theater marquees?
Neon was once king of sign advertising. Car dealerships, kitschy hotels, and even churches installed glowing signs. But neon quickly faded from popularity and became an indication of decline.

Jed Schleisner holds on as a neon sign artisan in the Fox Cities. His collection and other signs he has restored show there is more to neon that just flashy tubes. These signs tell stories about handcrafted tradition, scientific discovery, and roadside Americana.
The NEON exhibit is located at The History Museum at the Castle, 330 East College Avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911.

Meet Jed Schleisner, the man behind NEON Darkness Electrified;
visit his website here: GLOTUBE NEON
How cool! After I finish this marker project, I want to go to Neon School!

 I remember these growing up in Southern California in the 60's.

 This dog is hot!

 The exhibit is housed at The History Museum at the Castle.

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