ROAD SIGNS OF NEW YORK

All photos taken by Mark O'Neil unless otherwise noted

Updated April 10, 2002

INTERSTATE SIGNS

Older interstate sign with "NEW YORK". These are becoming increasingly scarce on the highways (Photo by Joe Koehler).

US HIGHWAY SIGNS

Cutout US highway sign from the late 40's or 1950's. These signs used finely crushed glass applied to the paintd surface to achieve reflectorization. Note that New York didn't adopt the FHWA fonts until the 1980's (Owner Unknown).

STATE HIGHWAY SIGNS

Current style NY state marker. The shape is derived from the shape of the state seal. Older signs have "NY" above the number. (Photo from Joe Koehler)

Older style sign from the 1960's - 70's with NY above the number. (Owner unknown )

Older style NY cut-out shield. This sign is steel with crushed glass to reflectorize the sign. These were probably used in the 1940's and 50's. (Photographed by me in 1995 - Owner unknown)

Another cutout NY sign in a similar format as above. (Photo by Joe Koehler)

Yet another cutout NY sign. Notice the holes where the reflector marbles used to go. Notice also the double border around the sign. These signs were used in the 1930's and 40's. (Collection of Andrew Osborne)

PARKWAY SIGNS

New York has several Parkway routes especially on Long Island. The Long Island Parkways typically use the same style sign with the lighthouse and large letters to designate the route

Northern Parkway sign. (Photo by Joe Koehler).

Sunken Meadow Parkway sign. (Photo by Joe Koehler).

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