[Crazy Sign] Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title [Crazy Sign]

Contributor

  • Artist: Weaver, A. F.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: "Colorized by Art Weaver"

Date

  • Creation: 1936?
  • Digitized: 2006-10-30

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: This picture, looking east with the Baker Hotel in the background, of the Crazy Hotel sign was colorized by Mr. A.F. Weaver. The Crazy Sign was constructed in 1933 in the center of Mineral Wells and spanned Hubbard Street (US 180) at its intersection with Oak Avenue It was quite a landmark, as it was one of only two signs allowed by the Texas Department of Transportation to cross a highway maintained by the State. The sign was torn down on December 24, 1958. The urgency of its removal during the Holiday Season was never explained; nor was it ever quite understood by the general public. It was sold for scrap some time later.
  • Physical Description: 1 photograph : tinted

Subject

  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Architecture - Landmarks
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Advertising
  • University of North Texas Libraries Browse Structure: Business, Economics and Finance - Hotels

Primary Source

  • Item is a Primary Source

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States - Texas - Palo Pinto County - Mineral Wells
  • Time Period: mod-tim
  • Coverage Date: 1939?

Collection

  • Name: A. F. Weaver Collection
    Code: AFWC

Institution

  • Name: Boyce Ditto Public Library
    Code: BDPL

Rights

  • Rights Access: public

Resource Type

  • Photograph

Format

  • Image

Identifier

  • Accession or Local Control No: AWO_1109P