Story: Streets and lighting

Verandah signs, 1960s

Verandah signs, 1960s

Businesses soon used the spaces beneath verandahs to advertise their wares. Brightly lit or neon signs enlivened streetscapes, especially at night, as in this 1960s photo of a Wellington street.

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Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa
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Adrian Humphris, 'Streets and lighting - Street verandahs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Adrian Humphris, published 11 Mar 2010