Sam Boyd’s Signs

November 10, 2016

During the summer of 2016 the Neon Museum had a chance to go to Federal Heath’s local branch to look at their blueprint archives.

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During the summer of 2016 the Neon Museum had a chance to go to the Federal Heath sign company’s local branch to look at their blueprint archives. During this time, we were introduced to a series of boxes that contained the photos of their job sites all over Nevada and the US from around the early 1980s up to the 2000s. The Neon Museum’s current Collections Specialist, Tracey Sprague, then started the task of scanning every picture and negative.

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During the scanning process we discovered a lot of interesting things about many of the signs in our collection.

In the Neon Museum collection there are two Sam Boyd’s signs; one is currently in storage, the other is in our North Gallery. After going through the extensive collection we found pictures of the Sam Boyd’s Fremont sign in the shop after it was made and installed on the building.