Signs are a nostalgic connection to the past and an important link to Mississippi's rich history. From every corner of the state, these signs have become part of Mississippi's landscape. In the decades before mass technology, when commerce was based in local business, signs were an important form of identification and advertising. These signs of businesses, products, and services all tell the story of Mississippi. This book includes signs from all of Mississippi's regions, including the Mississippi Delta, Hill Country, Capital/River, Piney Woods, and Gulf Coast. Vintage signs are captured from places like country stores, drugstores, hardware stores, hotels, restaurants, and theaters. Through the passage of time, many of these landmark signs are becoming lost to history. Without preservation, these vintage signs are disappearing. This book documents and celebrates the history, beauty, and significance of the Magnolia State's signs.
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