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TRIS
(@tristantimothy)

41 Minutes Ago

#mlkday - Thankful to have gotten to see with my own eyes the site of #mlk Assassination - The Lorraine Motel. In 1968 it was listed in ‘The Negro Travelers’ Green Book - a manual for black motorists denoting establishments that were welcoming to blacks. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀* The Lorraine Motel was a preferred place to stay at the time, it’s guest book reading like a Soul Music Fest Roster - Cab Calloway, Sam Cooke, Aretha Franklin, Nat King Cole, Otis Redding - two songs known to be composed here are ‘In The Midnight Hour’ by Wilson Pickett and “Knock on Wood” by Eddie Floyd. Steve Cropper, #39 of Rolling Stones Top 100 Guitarists, would go on to say there was a thunderstorm the night Floyd wrote it. Hence the lyrics, it’s like thunder...it’s like lighting. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀* King was killed by a single shot. The bullet fired by James Earl Ray is on record as being more than 200 feet away. Coretta Scott King was open in her belief that the government had assassinated her husband and in 1999 the family took the matter to Memphis court, filing a civil lawsuit. The #memphis jury ruled that the Local, State and Federal Governments were liable in King’s death. His death taking place after John F. Kennedy & Malcolm X, close confidant #andrewyoung said “We were living in the period of assassinations.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ * #mlkassassination #jamesearlray #jedgarhoover #lorrainemotel #room306 #nationalcivilrightsmuseum #selfie #selfie #googie #googiearchitecture #60sart #2000sfashion #raybansunglasses #airpods #freshbreath

The Driftwood Dairy in El Monte. Google drive-thru built in 1961 . . . . #losangeles #elmonte #sgv #driftwooddairy #lowerazusa #googie #1961 #icecream

Capture the box. A jealous #maryjessieraphael glared from about 3 feet away. #googie

Q
(@greetings_q)

4 Hours Ago

“There will be an overflow of King quotes today. May there be an overflow of his love for humanity & his heartfelt commitment to eradicating injustice. We can’t, with truth and consciousness, quote my father, while dehumanizing each other & sanctioning hate.” -Bernice King. 📷 credit: @ncrmuseum “The Lorraine Motel was forever etched in America’s collective memory with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968, but even before that fateful day, the property at 450 Mulberry Street had a fascinating history in its own right. Before it was the Lorraine, it was the Marquette Hotel that catered to black clientele in segregated Memphis. Then, in 1945 black businessman Walter Bailey purchased the hotel, which he re-christened the Lorraine after his wife Loree and the popular jazz song, “Sweet Lorraine.” The motel became a destination for blacks and appeared in the Negro Motorists Green Book or “Green Guide,” which identified establishments that welcomed black travelers when Jim Crow restrictions offered limited options for services and lodging. Beyond the differences in name and customers, Bailey made physical changes to the motel...The Lorraine’s new design reflected the Space Age-inspired Googie style that was popular in California in the fifties and sixties. The Lorraine’s sign, with its turquoise frame, yellow oval, and white circles is an excellent example of this trend. The Lorraine was the preferred stop for many blacks who came to Memphis. Its guestbook was a veritable who’s who of black celebrities in the forties, fifties, and sixties...It was also preferred by important figures in the black business and political communities. Martin Luther King, Jr. stayed there on his trips to Memphis. The Lorraine Motel reflected the monumental changes experienced by blacks in postwar America well before that moment in 1968 outside room 306 cemented the building’s place in American history.” . . . #mlk #berniceking #lorrainemotel #googie #greenbook

Ben Koush
(@benkoush)

4 Hours Ago

Ex-Chinese-American restaurant (1957). Beautiful red glazed brick. Maybe a remnant of the Route 66 days. Now this section of East Amarillo Boulevard is host to a number of southeast Asian grocery stores and at least one Somalian restaurant (African Safari) that was pretty good. Not exactly what I was expecting. #amarilloarchitecture #panhandleplains #chineseamerican #texasmodernarchitecture #texaseclecticarchitecture #kitsch #googie #chineserestaurant #modtexas #texasmodernarchitecture #culturalappropriation appropriation #sheetmetal #glazedbrick #moongate

Ben Koush
(@benkoush)

4 Hours Ago

Modern Manor Apartments (1961), architect unknown. Upside down triangles lifted from Harwell Hamilton Harris’s house for Weston Havens (1941) in Berkeley, California. #amarilloarchitecture #modernmanor #panhandleplains #modernapartment #modernstairs #googie #mcm #midcenturymodern #texasmodernarchitecture #modtexas #triangles #kitsch #shoppingcart #applique #collage

SAVE ME OR I'M FINE?🖤

Just a few hundred feet north of the Midway Liquor sign is this beauty. This hardware store has survived having a Lowe's and a Home Depot very nearby and I hope it keeps on keepin' on.

Another relic of Los Angeles’ #googie past. This time, it’s #raesrestaurant located on Pico Blvd in LA. ✨✨✨Honing a #kitschy mint green hue and its boomerang #dingbat signage, Rae’s stands as one of the most enchanting #midcenturymodern relics I’ve seen in quite some time. This diner was established in 1967, worked at and later owned by Ted Delgado. Being no bigger than a train car, this neon rimmed box is truly a feat of whimsy. It’s alternating leveled light fixtures, closely aligned blue bar chairs, and the ruby red booths create not only an authentic experience, but also provide a TRUE glimpse into the past of this #retrofuturistic diner. An absolutely stunning sight to see. ✨✨✨

#happybirthday to the late #georgeburns, born January 20, 1896. Before there was #lucilleball and #desiarnaz, George and his wife - #gracieallen - were international #comedy stars of #oldtimeradio and #hollywood. George lived to be 100 years old, passing away several weeks after the milestone birthday in 1996. His comedy was great - take a tour on #youtube if you’re looking for some great stuff! @bettymwhite #goldengirls @kirkcameronofficial #burnsandallen #googie #saygoodnightgracie #otr #hollywood #oscarwinner @thequeenofdizzy

#fanphoto 🎳 Slick Midcentury Modern architecture and Googie signage circa 1956 at the now shuttered Covina Bowl. #covinabowl @laconservancy ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @12parkesselrun

An original Nutone Starbrite Model PB-17 from my childhood home. My escutcheons are faithful copies of the original, cast here in the US, and powder-coated by me at my sprawling factory in Wisconsin. Get yours today! Custom finishes are available. #atomicfoundry #raytonedoorbells #doorbell #doorbells #midcenturymodern #atomic #midcenturystyle #vintagelifestyle #homedecor #populuxe #1950s #starburst #instavintage #vintagereproduction #modernranch #atomicranch #eamesera #googie #googiestyle @atomicfoundry

A very gritty part of my hometown. We have many great signs here but this seems to be one of the most popular. I will start trying to give some context to my sign photos. A lot of times we lack that context and the sign is only part of the much more interesting history.

Dave Conrey
(@daveconrey)

1 Day 5 Hours Ago

Experimenting with a project idea I’ve been meaning to for awhile. This is the test subject with many more layers to come, but I’m digging this look already. ### #longbeach #lbc #longbeachart #longbeachartist #laart #laartist #californiaart #californiaartist #signage #signart #googie #googiearchitecture #wip #workinprogress #workinprocess #daveconrey

KCmodern
(@kc.modern)

1 Day 16 Hours Ago

GO CHIEFS Arrowhead and Kauffman Stadiums under construction as part of the Truman Sports Complex by Architects, Kivett and Myers, circa 1971. Note the extensive road and parking infrastructure by HNTB engineers already in place before the stadiums are finished. Ironically only 5 years after completion of the complex the patriarchs of Kansas City Modern Architecture, Kivett and Myers would be absorbed into HNTB engineers in 1978! #trumansportscomplex #arrowhead #chiefs #chiefskingdom #chiefsnation #kcchiefs #kcmodern #kclandmarks #hkc #kansascitymodernism #kivettandmyers #ralphmyers #clarencekivett #hntb #historickansascity #kansascity #kansascitymodernism #kansascitymodern #kansascityarchitecture #kansascityarchitect #modernism #modern #midcenturymodern #midcentury #googie #brutalist #expressionist #atomicranch #mcm #1960s #1970s

This place used to be in a little town called Pinedale just north of Fresno. Across Blackstone avenue was a Malibu Grand Prix and Woodward Park Drive in. Now it's a Costco and Home Depot and Pinedale has been swallowed whole. Also the Dennys parking lot has a lot of sentimental value to me but we are here for signs and not mushy stuff.

Timo Lindman
(@_timo_)

1 Day 18 Hours Ago

Eden Roc needs some work

N.H. Artist
(@jenn_ski_lady)

1 Day 18 Hours Ago

Not sure how attach these pieces on to wood yet but I love how they came out. #modernistart #jennski #midcenturymodern #googie #palmsprings #atomicranch #contemporarypainting

I can see myself in each of my kids, but in her I see my inner child - the pensive moody introvert with great intuition who feels things deeply but won’t show it. Yet, she is quick to laugh and loves to “let her hair down” and it is in those moments that she is most herself. I also see my husband too - with her sensibility, big compassionate heart, and proclivity for sweets... #myeames #loveher #googie

I'd like to buy a vowel please.

J. Wiltz
(@poms_are_metal)

2 Days 4 Hours Ago

M is for Midcentury Modern in Moscow. #googie #midcenturymodern #retro #retrostyle #style #design #jetsons #moscow #russia

I saw the sign.

#fbf Last weekend Karen and I had an awesome breakfast at Pann's. What a beautiful place!

Sean Davidson
(@seaniedelight4)

2 Days 15 Hours Ago

Milkshakes at a landmark and frequent film/TV location. Sadly, the Mad Men booth was taken, but we made the most of it! @kiernanshipka don’t spill, Sally! @jesspareforreal is also here in spirit. #milkshake #bringsalltheboystotheyard #downey #history #harveysbroiler #madmen #dessert #retro #googie #midcentury #midcenturymodern

Jen Kuroki
(@jeneok)

2 Days 17 Hours Ago

Trying to work with this gnarly head cold...slow but still fun. • • • • #jeneceramics #handmadeinla #madeincalifornia #clayplay #modernceramics #notperfect #googie #incenseburner

We will do personal deliveries in the Miami area this upcoming Wed. From Coral Gables area all the way to South Beach. 2 coffee 14oz whole bean bags for $20. (Cash only please) No delivery charge. For more info please Direct message us on Instagram! #abuelamamicoffee #coffee #delivery #miami #coralgables #arabica #southflorida #ilovecoffee #miamibeach #miamicoffee #floridacoffee #local #organic #midcentury #retro #googie #bitcoin #bitcoincoffee

Ferdous Khaled
(@ferdaus.khaled)

2 Days 22 Hours Ago

Googie ♥️ گوگي لقب دارا، شخصيتي الصغيرة وحركاتي وملامحي تتكرر بگوگي الأزعر بس هو أعند وبيحب الإصرار وماااا بيقتنع أبداً. #googie #son #familia #lovelyface #baby #forever #everything #minifamily #happiness #habibi

So I have this crappy 3D print and wanted to test something out...yet another use for a lathe 😄 this is going to help out a lot in the finishing section of this project. ———————————————— #engstromdesign #rocketlamp #woodworking #art #artist #artistic #instaartist #modernfurniture #modern #furniture #furnituredesign #furnitureart #interiordesign #midcenturymodern #midcenturyfurniture #midcentury #design #googie #maker #makersgonnamake #prototype #cnc #furniturerendering #3dprinting #digitalfabrication

Alex Kozela
(@koz___)

2 Days 22 Hours Ago

World Hat and Boot Mart, Inglewood, California.

KCmodern
(@kc.modern)

2 Days 17 Hours Ago

Red Friday - Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt Is posing in the nearly complete Arrowhead Stadium by Architects, Kivett and Myers. Note the framing for the yet to be completed scoreboard and the partially complete seating in the background. Circa 1972 #trumansportscomplex #arrowhead #chiefs #chiefskingdom #kcmodern #kclandmarks #hkc #kansascitymodernism #kivettandmyers #ralphmyers #clarencekivett #historickansascity #kansascity #kansascitymodernism #kansascitymodern #kansascityarchitecture #kansascityarchitect #modernism #modern #midcenturymodern #midcentury #googie #brutalist #expressionist #atomicranch #mcm #1960s #1970s #architecture #modernarchitecture #redfriday

Red Friday - Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt Is posing in the nearly complete Arrowhead Stadium by Architects, Kivett and Myers. Note the framing for the yet to be completed scoreboard and the partially complete seating in the background. Circa 1972 #trumansportscomplex #arrowhead #chiefs #chiefskingdom #kcmodern #kclandmarks #hkc #kansascitymodernism #kivettandmyers #ralphmyers #clarencekivett #historickansascity #kansascity #kansascitymodernism #kansascitymodern #kansascityarchitecture #kansascityarchitect #modernism #modern #midcenturymodern #midcentury #googie #brutalist #expressionist #atomicranch #mcm #1960s #1970s #architecture #modernarchitecture #preservation

Lovely @suze_riley wrote on here recently about how sewing feels such a part of who she is, but how little time she actually spends doing it! I could totally relate as I feel the same way about drawing - so I hereby resolve to do more if it! In fact I was so motivated I grabbed the first pen I could find to draw this (a broken fountain pen, hence why the lettering’s a bit wobblier than I’d like) It’s Frank’s in Burbank (which I spotted in a Tom Hank’s movie I watched on Netflix the other day and have since become obsessed with 😊) Google maps has revealed we were ridiculously close to it when we stayed in Burbank a few years back, but we didn’t see it! 🙈🙄 Can we go back soon for pie please @reesland ? 🙏 (@joanna_hopkins_painter you’re gonna have to come too and bring Big Frank x) #franksrestaurant #burbankca #vintagediner #googie #longmayitstand

Reno's. Pretty sure they still have a 5 lane bowling alley inside there.

I'm still not a photographer but I decided to whip out the good camera from now on.

South Downey
(@southdowney)

3 Days 4 Hours Ago

Don’t be afraid to show your artistic side. #art #poetry #downeyca #theatre #song #sing #paint #dance #create #love #artists #dj #googie #abc7

Autronic Decor
(@autronicdecor)

3 Days 4 Hours Ago

“Playland at the Beach” 🏖 >>SWIPE for more pics....Freestanding #sculpture now #available for #boise pick up. 15” tall. DM for more info. For other pieces, #etsyshop >>LINK in BIO<< ✨ #tiki #hawaiianart #midcentury #retro #happyart #kitsch #kitschart #googie #tikiart #homedecor #forsale #midcenturymodern #witco #thewoodcarver #palmspringsstyle #midcenturystyle #popart #midmod #hawaiianlife #idaho #hawaiian #tribalart #totempole #totem #idahome #madeinidaho

#googiedesign #googie #googiestyle #notmybestidea #raygungothic #hamptongoogie #hamptoninnandsuites I mixed the #villageinnmotel from #ratonnm, #burrojimmotel from #phoenixaz and #lahabrabowl300 from #lahabracalifornia. The braying donkeys were fun to draw but I think the jokes would more than write themselves. The @artistro.artsupplies markers helped me salvage some of this drawing!! #hatsofftoyou

Inglewood @londonartfair stand 28 with @beauxartsgallery on until Sunday 20th. . . #londonartfair #artcolletor #garethgriffiths #contemporarysculpture #interiordesign #googie #home #colour #sculpture #abstractart #abstractsculpture @chantalraper

Baby kookie🌹

Michael
(@chirco77)

3 Days 5 Hours Ago

Bobs big boy reposted my video. Pretty cool. @bobsbigboybroiler #googie

Michael
(@chirco77)

3 Days 5 Hours Ago

#time lapse #googie @southdowney video post #artdeco

Cozmo Luna
(@cozmoluna)

3 Days 19 Hours Ago

11 x 14 acrylic on panel. “ Raymond Scott” . The Photo doesn’t get the color quite right but it’s the moment that matters i.e. the pure plastic act. OR to quote my father “ that boy ain’t right!”. Good fun and follow my bio link if interested.

Barry Bell
(@foundimage)

3 Days 20 Hours Ago

Space Age Lodge, Gila Bend They kind of remodeled the “space” out of the lodge but the signs are still googie! #googie #googiearchitecture

E.Z.
(@erykzellmer)

3 Days 23 Hours Ago

I always loved the googie modernist style of this McDonald's in downtown Colorado Springs. Almost makes me want to buy their hamburgers. I've passed by many times but never gone inside. I bet they keep their bathrooms locked. 🍔 🚻🌴

Ken MacIntyre
(@modtraveler)

3 Days 23 Hours Ago

This former Spa/Hotel, or rather, Spa-tel as they’re called, was shuttered years ago, converted into apartments, yet its original Neon sign is still on display in the Desert Hot Springs “Spa Zone.” See more like this at Modtraveler.net #deserthotsprings #palmsprings #spazone #socal #coachellavalley #modernism #neon #neonsign #vintageneon #signgeeks #ig_signage #signporn #motelsign #atomicage #neonmuseum #modtraveler #googie

Luis Agnez
(@califormaniac)

4 Days 1 Hour Ago

Throwback in Palm Springs 🌴 #palmsprings #california #nikon #palmtrees #vintagearchitecture #googie

Commercial Neon. Fresno, CA. Not an old sign but they deserve a shoutout for saving so many amazing local signs from the scrap pile.

Autronic Decor
(@autronicdecor)

4 Days 4 Hours Ago

Two freestanding #sculptures now #available for #boise pick up. Left: 14.5” tall. Right: 15” tall. DM for more info. Sold individually or as a pair. More pics to come! 📸 For other pieces, #etsyshop >>LINK in BIO<< ✨ #tiki #hawaiianart #midcentury #retro #happyart #kitsch #kitschart #googie #tikiart #homedecor #forsale #midcenturymodern #witco #thewoodcarver #palmspringsstyle #midcenturystyle #popart #midmod #hawaiianlife #idaho #hawaiian #tribalart #totempole #totem #idahome #madeinidaho

One of my absolute favorites. I don't believe they were "OPE" when we went by though.