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Here’s a very cool collection of C-U’s historic neon signs

A neon sign in at 415 East University Avenue, Champaign in 1939 has an ice cream sundae, a decanter of milk, and below the words "champaign sanitary milk."
Champaign County History Museum on Flickr

In 2017 the Kip Pope Family donated a collection of photographs of neon signs in Champaign-Urbana from about 1939. The Champaign County History Museum recently shared this Flickr account with the images; they look incredible.

View them for yourself at the link above.


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