I thought this site gave a very interesting look into New York City. You can view the city signs that New York has used over the years, with some dating all the way back to the 1880s. There are several ways to navigate through this site, which makes the discovery even more fun.
You can navigate by Street, Date, Name or just check out the Highlights. To browse by Street, click the number that you want to visit from 14 to 42.
To browse by date, click the Browse by Date link and it will give you a listing of the signs in chronological order.
To browse by name, click the Browse by Name link and it will give you a listing of the signs in alphabetical order.
To browse just the highlights, click the “You may also take a quick tour of the highlights” link and it will load a page of signs; highlighting some of them from various collections. This is the best way to get a quick glimpse at what you’ll be looking at. To get more information on the highlights shown here, just click on the image or on the link below the image. You’ll then be taken to that sign’s page. This is a great way to get your feet wet before delving deeper into the signs on this site.
My favorite way to browse through was by Street. I took it one at a time so I could really experience what each street had to offer. And, from 14 to 42, I was delighted.
From store signs to advertisement signs on the sides of buildings, I fell in love with New York, street by street.
Check it out!