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1960s Department of Traffic "DEAD END STREET" sign from New York City

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    Posted 3 years ago

    si197981
    (48 items)

    "DEAD END STREET" is an obsolete warning message, in which is no longer in use by the city of New York. Signs that contained the message were produced by the city's Department of Traffic (now Department of Transportation) from the 1950s until the 1980s. Three variations existed. The original and first one in the form of a standard regulatory sign (white and black), 24X24 yellow diamond of the 1960s and 1970s, and, finally, the same style from before with the exception of the name change of Department of Transportation label.

    Such signs today in New York City are few and far between, as many were replaced with modern 36x36 "DEAD END" signs.

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    1. fortapache fortapache, 3 years ago
      My street needs one as it is an actual dead end and not a cul de sac.
    2. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      In Plymouth Ma. Theres a Cemetery Rd. With a graveyard at the end of it so the Dead End sign is there speaks volumes!!
    3. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 2 years ago
      In Plymouth Ma. Theres a Cemetery Rd. With a graveyard at the end of it so the Dead End sign is there speaks volumes!!
    4. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 2 years ago
      I need a sign like this for my front door. Try and enter and it will be a dead end.
    5. Roycroftbooksfromme1, 2 years ago
      LOL though it was a democrat sign.... cool sign ..
    6. spitball spitball, 2 years ago
      I love the NYDOT signs. They're just different enough to make them very interesting.

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