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10 photos of the vintage neon signs at Glenbow Museum

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DH Calgary Staff Feb 02, 2016 8:45 am

The Glenbow Museum is home to a small collection of vintage neon signs — lending us a glimpse into Alberta’s past.

Out of the collection you’ll find the Telstar Drug sign. This sign is original–the only original neon sign on the floor. The rocket shaped sign, which once sat on the corner of 14 Street and Kensington Road, was donated to the museum in 2006.

The other neon signs on the floor are the ones for the Flamingo Motel and Bennett’s Restaurant; although only reproductions, they all have their own stories to tell.

The neon signs are in the permanent exhibit “Mavericks, An Incorrigible History of Alberta,” a showcase of Alberta’s historic artifacts, photographs, documents, and maps.

Here are some photos of the vintage neon signs at the Glenbow Museum:

#vintage #neonlight at the #glenbowmuseum in #calgary #alberta. #motel #flamingo #vintageneon

A photo posted by Rosemary (@rosemaryhosson) on

Telstar Drug Sign in action. #neon #vintage #calgary #glenbow #alexaart A video posted by Alexa (@alexaspace) on

Highlights from the fresh rolls. #film #analog #canonrebel2000 #canon #iso400 #neon #motel #glenbow #photo #myart

A photo posted by Blake McLeod (@blakemcleod93) on

Today Luke and I checked out the #Glenbow #museum #yyc #calgary @lukecharbonneau A photo posted by Meaghan Poulton (@meg_kathrine) on

this neon rocket is calgary’s icon for 44 yrs#telstardrug1962#glenbowmuseum

A photo posted by Shirley Laungayan Quiambao (@shirleyquiambao) on

#glenbowmuseum #calgary

A photo posted by Diego Gallegos (@diegogalmo) on

Vintage and historic Calgary signage at Glenbow Museum #glenbowmuseum #vintagesignage A photo posted by @decorata_design on


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