ROAD SIGNS OF NEVADA

All photos taken by Mark O'Neil unless otherwise noted

Updated December 6, 2002

US HIGHWAY SIGNS

Cutout Nevada US highway sign. The border is embossed and the rest is silkscreened. This has reflective crushed-glass coating which is making the sign appear whiter than it really is. These were phased in around 1948. (Collection of Robert Edgar)

California had a tendancy to influence its surrounding states when it came to traffic control devices and this is a perfect example. This porcelain sign is similar to the signs of the California Highway Division during the late 40's and 50's. It appears to be a short-lived series. (Owner Unknown)

Another porcelain US highway sign from Nevada. This sign does not have the reflective 'cats eye' marbles like the sign above, but does have the 'State of Nevada Department of Highways' logo in the lower border. Click on the image for a larger image of the logo. This particular sign is dated 1933 (Collection of Robert Edgar)

Original embossed US highway sign from Nevada in excellent condition. These were used from 1926 until the late 1940's. (Collection of Robert Edgar)

STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

Current state road sign. These were modified recently - the bottom of the state shape is now just a simple curve. Signs immediately preceding this style showed more detail of the Colorado River and used a larger "NEVADA". This sign is aluminum and uses high intensity sheeting. (My collection)

This style sign was used during the 1950's and 60's. The border appears to be embossed while the rest of the features are silkscreened. (Photo by Michael Summa)

Porcelain state route sign from the 1940's. When these signs were shot, the porcelain would shatter, as is evidenced by this sign featured on Ebay. The logo at the bottom left reads "STATE OF NEVADA - DEPARTMENT OF HIGHWAYS" (Owner Unknown)

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