The Resource Gordon Sign Company records

Gordon Sign Company records

Label
Gordon Sign Company records, 1900-1999
Title
Gordon Sign Company records
Inclusive dates
1900-1999
Creator
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection contains company materials and records in a digital format: 2,216 jpeg files (2.44GB), documenting the activities of the Gordon Sign Company: shops, people, vehicles (1900-1989); signs (1900-1989); albums; drawings and designs; installations (1930-1999); newsletters and correspondence, newspapers (1961-1990); product photos and advertising; promotional materials; publications (1979-1982)
Biographical or historical data
Gordon Sign was founded in 1904 by Harry A. Gordon (1878-1949). Harry was an artist and hand-painted wooden signs among other endeavors and it is rumored that he was the first person to gild the Colorado State Capitol Building. He identified a large market need in the Denver area for a dedicated, full-service sign manufacturer and installer, and founded Gordon Sign Company. Gordon eventually passed the business on to his two sons: Edward J. (1914-2000) and Leonard M. (1916-2008) Gordon. His sons grew the neon sign offerings and began a sign leasing program. Throughout this time, Gordon Sign Company built many of the iconic neon signs in the Denver area, which include: Bonnie Brae, Satire Lounge, Pete's Kitchen, Davies' Chuck Wagon, Cherry Cricket, Campus Lounge and Sheplers. When the sons retired, they sold the family business. Recently, a group of local Denver investors purchased the company. As of 2017, the Gordon Sign Company is the oldest sign company in America.
Cataloging source
DPL
Characteristic
picture
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/organizationName
Gordon Sign Company (Denver, Colo.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gordon, Harry A
  • Gordon, Edward J
  • Gordon, Leonard M
  • Gordon Sign Company (Denver, Colo.)
  • Painted signs and signboards
  • Neon signs
Technique
not applicable
Label
Gordon Sign Company records
Instantiates
Production
Note
Title supplied by cataloger
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2,216 JPEG files organized in 45 folders (2.44 GB)
Governing access note
Contact WHG reference desk for access to digital images
Immediate source of acquisition
Gordon Sign Company;
Media category
other
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • x
Other physical details
color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002218233
  • (OCoLC)on1002218233
Label
Gordon Sign Company records
Production
Note
Title supplied by cataloger
Carrier category
unspecified
Carrier category code
  • zu
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
still image
Content type code
  • sti
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
2,216 JPEG files organized in 45 folders (2.44 GB)
Governing access note
Contact WHG reference desk for access to digital images
Immediate source of acquisition
Gordon Sign Company;
Media category
other
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • x
Other physical details
color
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1002218233
  • (OCoLC)on1002218233

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