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Palm Ice Cream neon sign

Significance 

In the 1930s and 1940s Vancouver’s streets lit up. By the 1950s, illuminated signage became so popular at this time that the city was said to boast the most neon footage per capita, worldwide. This is one of two neon signs for Palm Ice Cream in the museum’s collection, and one of over forty of the museum’s neon signs. The Palm Dairies’ main office was originally located at 1060 Cambie Street, with its ice cream division located in the Grandview branch at 1803 Commerical Drive. In 1961 the ice-cream division had moved to 1060 Cambie.

Date Range 
c. 1935 - 1955
Place of Manufacture 
Vancouver
Place of Use 
Vancouver
Dimensions 
108 cm high, 30 cm wide
Catalog Number 
H977.1015.12
Donor 
Museum purchase, 1977