Friday, June 24, 2011

Quality Shirt Service

Peter Pan Cleaners-Villa Park, IL

One of my favorite things about old signs is the sometimes anachronistic things they say, and the now commonplace features they advertise. The sign for J's Peter Pan Cleaners (I think the "J" is a later addition) is one example. "Quality Shirt Service" is a quaint throwback to the days when men's dress shirts needed special care when cleaning, as opposed to today's machine wash ready to wear clothes. Although it sorta makes me wonder if they treat shirts with extra special care.

I find this sign interesting, because the shopping center it's on has been updated quite a bit (inside and out), but this awesome slice of vintage neon is still hanging out front.

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