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Sign Collection

Signs: A glimpse into history, culture, and revolution

Background imageSign Collection: Hogarth, Beer Street

Hogarth, Beer Street. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. A scene of London life in which happy and healthy tradesmen

Background imageSign Collection: Hogarth, Gin Lane

Hogarth, Gin Lane. A political print supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin (which later became the Gin Act)

Background imageSign Collection: Domestic Cattle, Highland Cattle, cow, standing beside direction signpost, Porlock Post Junction

Domestic Cattle, Highland Cattle, cow, standing beside direction signpost, Porlock Post Junction, Exmoor, Somerset, England, July

Background imageSign Collection: Political Map of Africa

Political Map of Africa
Vector Illustration of the policital map of Africa Reference map as created by the US Central Intelligence Agency

Background imageSign Collection: 16th Hole Sign

16th Hole Sign British Open, Carnoustie, 17 July 1999 Date: 17 July 1999

Background imageSign Collection: Sign of the Cabaret 'Au Lapin Agile', 1875 (oil on panel)

Sign of the Cabaret "Au Lapin Agile", 1875 (oil on panel)
909246 Sign of the Cabaret " Au Lapin Agile", 1875 (oil on panel) by Gill, Andre (1840-85); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageSign Collection: A signwriter painting a pub sign

A signwriter painting a pub sign
A signwriter paints the pub sign for the Hare and Hounds pub. Behind him can be seen other examples of his art and traditional tavern signs hanging in situ. Painting by Malcolm Greensmith

Background imageSign Collection: Morgan Plus 8 Britain

Morgan Plus 8 Britain

Background imageSign Collection: Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police

Suffragette Cat Scratch and Fight Police. Cat with Votes for Women sign around its neck proclaims, I m a catty suffragette, I scratch and fight the P lice, so long as they withhold the vote

Background imageSign Collection: Winston Churchill - Giving the V for Victory sign

Winston Churchill - Giving the V for Victory sign
Winston Churchill (1874-1965) - Giving the V for Victory sign. Churchill was Prime Minister of the United Kingdon from 1940 to 1945 and again from 1951 to 1955. Date: circa 1940

Background imageSign Collection: China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao

China - Cultural Revolution Poster - Chairman Mao
The Many accomplish great things - Cultural Revolution poster from the Peoples Republic of China, featuring happy workers heading out to work, many holding aloft the Little Red Book

Background imageSign Collection: Palmistry map of the hand

Palmistry map of the hand
A palmistry map of the hand, labelling the different areas

Background imageSign Collection: Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag

Suffragette Cat In Hat and Flag. A cat wears a large picture hat and a flag in WSPU colours, purple, white and green, fastened as a shawl with VFW badge

Background imageSign Collection: The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa

The Thief - painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa
Postcard image after a painting by Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa La Ladrona (" The Thief" ) in the los Tiros art gallery in Granada, Spain

Background imageSign Collection: W Churchill Gives V Sign

W Churchill Gives V Sign
WINSTON CHURCHILL British statesman and author Gives the V-sign in 1940

Background imageSign Collection: Stamford / Lincs 1950S

Stamford / Lincs 1950S
A huge sign spanning the street advertises the George Hotel, in the historic town of Stamford, Lincolnshire, England. Date: 1950s

Background imageSign Collection: The Cavern Club, Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

The Cavern Club, Matthew Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSign Collection: Cinema Silhouette

Cinema Silhouette
A couple silhouetted against the bright neon lights of a Granada Cinema. Original Publication: Picture Post - 7045 - Usherette - unpub. (Photo by Bert Hardy/Getty Images)

Background imageSign Collection: Hollywood Hills and The Hollywood sign from a tree

Hollywood Hills and The Hollywood sign from a tree lined Beverly Hills Boulevard, Los Angeles, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageSign Collection: A Little White Chapel Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America

A Little White Chapel Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageSign Collection: Drinking / Intemperance

Drinking / Intemperance
Political print of Gin Lane supporting a ministerial measure against the unlimited sale of gin. The pawnbrokers, gin cellar and distillery are now flourishing

Background imageSign Collection: Roscrea, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland

Roscrea, County Tipperary, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imageSign Collection: Mallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland

Mallow, County Cork, Republic of Ireland. circa 1970s

Background imageSign Collection: Europe, Ireland, Dublin. Exterior of Brazen Head pub, established in 1198 AD. Credit as

Europe, Ireland, Dublin. Exterior of Brazen Head pub, established in 1198 AD. Credit as
Ireland, Dublin. Exterior of Brazen Head pub, established in 1198 AD. Credit as: Dennis Flaherty / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont(RF)

Background imageSign Collection: Rattlesnake Warning Sign

Rattlesnake Warning Sign
JZ-2452 Rattlesnake Warning Sign USA Jim Zipp Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in anyway

Background imageSign Collection: Sun Studios

Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Background imageSign Collection: Cuban paintings, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Cuban paintings, Havana, Cuba, West Indies, Central America

Background imageSign Collection: The Raymond Revuebar with neon signs in red light area at night, Soho, London

The Raymond Revuebar with neon signs in red light area at night, Soho, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSign Collection: O Connell Street, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland

O Connell Street, Limerick City, Republic of Ireland
O Connell Street, Limerick City, County Limerick, Republic of Ireland. circa 1960s

Background imageSign Collection: Graceland Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Graceland Wedding Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States of America, North America

Background imageSign Collection: Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night

Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, Night
Hogarth, Four Times of the Day, 4. Night. In a narrow street leading to Charing Cross, with an equestrian statue of Charles I at the far end

Background imageSign Collection: New Yorker Hotel and Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City, New York

New Yorker Hotel and Empire State Building, Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America, North America

Background imageSign Collection: Manchester United Football Club Stadium, Old Trafford, Manchester, England

Manchester United Football Club Stadium, Old Trafford, Manchester, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSign Collection: The Little White Chapel

The Little White Chapel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Background imageSign Collection: Beverly Hills Hotel

Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America, North America

Background imageSign Collection: Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham

Entrance to Sutton Park, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham, West Midlands. Date: circa 1908

Background imageSign Collection: View down Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, London

View down Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, London
A superb postcard view down Montpelier Vale, Blackheath Village, London - the detial is incredible, with individual shops identifiable, the pavements as busy (as they ever are)

Background imageSign Collection: Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Fleet Street, London

Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese Pub, Fleet Street, London. Date: circa 1935

Background imageSign Collection: View of the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, 1930s

View of the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, 1930s
HARLEM: COTTON CLUB, 1930s. View of the Cotton Club in Harlem, New York, 1930s

Background imageSign Collection: I love aruba sign in downtown Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, ABC Islands, Netherlands Antilles

I love aruba sign in downtown Oranjestad, capital of Aruba, ABC Islands, Netherlands Antilles, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageSign Collection: Sign for Haleiwa town on north shore of Oahu, Hawaii

Sign for Haleiwa town on north shore of Oahu, Hawaii

Background imageSign Collection: Fortnum & Mason

Fortnum & Mason
The Fortnum and Mason lettering sign above the door of the famous store, selling luxury goods of all description, Piccadilly, London. Date: 1960s

Background imageSign Collection: Prayer flags at the Everest Base Camp sign, Solu Khumbu Everest Region

Prayer flags at the Everest Base Camp sign, Solu Khumbu Everest Region, Sagarmatha National Park, Himalayas, Nepal, Asia

Background imageSign Collection: Station sign at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-gerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Llanfair-PG

Station sign at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgo-gerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch (Llanfair-PG.), Anglesey, North Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageSign Collection: A painted sign for Inca Kola

A painted sign for Inca Kola, the most successful soft drink in Peru and sold widely through Latin America. PERU, La Libertad, Trujillo A painted sign for Inca Kola

Background imageSign Collection: Motor Racing 1930S

Motor Racing 1930S
A poster advertising a mixed car and motorcycles racing programme at the Nurburgring in Germany

Background imageSign Collection: Guinness As Usual

Guinness As Usual, Guinness Is Good For You pub sign, Dublin, County Dublin, Republic of Ireland, Europe

Background imageSign Collection: Luttrell Arms Hotel and Dunster Castle beyond, Dunster, Somerset, England

Luttrell Arms Hotel and Dunster Castle beyond, Dunster, Somerset, England, United Kingdom, Europe




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Signs: A glimpse into history, culture, and revolution. From Hogarth's iconic depictions of Gin Lane and Beer Street to the suffragette cat scratching and fighting for their rights against the police. Explore the political map of Africa, witness Chairman Mao's powerful presence in China's Cultural Revolution poster, or be inspired by the suffragette cat proudly donning a hat and flag. Admire British craftsmanship with Morgan Plus 8 Britain, or delve into the mysteries of palmistry with a detailed map of the hand. Lose yourself in Antonio Maria Fabres y Costa's captivating painting 'The Thief, ' or feel empowered as Winston Churchill gives his famous V for Victory sign. Let cinema silhouettes transport you to another world. Signs tell stories that transcend time; they are windows into our past, symbols of resistance, expressions of identity, and gateways to imagination.