Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm Thursday until 8pm  Visitors will get a glimpse of Vancouver’s big city lights of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s in this exhibition of the MOV’s neon sign collection.   The remarkable signs, some lit for the first time since they were rescued from the junk yard, are accompanied by the tale of how the city went through a war of aesthetics that resulted in a transition of the very way Vancouver imagines itself.  In this period Vancouver had approximately 19,000 signs…

Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 5pm Thursday until 8pm Visitors will get a glimpse of Vancouver’s big city lights of the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s in this exhibition of the MOV’s neon sign collection. The remarkable signs, some lit for the first time since they were rescued from the junk yard, are accompanied by the tale of how the city went through a war of aesthetics that resulted in a transition of the very way Vancouver imagines itself. In this period Vancouver had approximately 19,000 signs…

Vintage Vancouver neon sign - the eagle portion was on display at "Ugly Vancouver/Neon Vancouver" in 2012 at the Museum of Vancouver.

Vintage Vancouver neon sign - the eagle portion was on display at "Ugly Vancouver/Neon Vancouver" in 2012 at the Museum of Vancouver.

"In the 1950s, Vancouver was home to the largest neon company in the world and second only to Shanghai in neon per capita with 18,000 neon signs, or one for every 19 residents"

"In the 1950s, Vancouver was home to the largest neon company in the world and second only to Shanghai in neon per capita with 18,000 neon signs, or one for every 19 residents"

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