Get the Picture?
The American Sign Museum (Cincinnati) is presently concentrating on restoring signs, some of which have been on the “waiting list” for quite a while, per museum founder/curator Tod Swormstedt. A recent project was the storefront of The Loomis Camera Co., a camera shop in Elyria, OH that closed its doors in 2012.
Loomis Camera owner Harold Foxman donated the sign to the museum that same year. “The original sign was a rather folksy collage of various sign components, including the camera as well as a readerboard, a set of backlit plastic letters, two painted plywood panels, and a sheet-metal channel frame,” Swormstedt said. He added that the museum is in possession of most of the entire storefront sign.
A close-up of the camera portion of the storefront signage for the former The Loomis Camera Co.
Enhance your Signs of the Times reading experience by exploring our interactive digital edition. Receive it in your inbox by subscribing online.