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NEON LEGACY

by Rhys Edwards

MOV-Neon-BuddhaImage courtesy of Museum of Vancouver

Was there ever time when Vancouver was “authentic?”

The Museum of Vancouver’s latest permanent exhibition—Neon Vancouver/Ugly Vancouver—recounts the history of Vancouver’s love affair with neon signage. Several conserved signs illuminate visitors as they browse the documents that reconstruct this history. Among other things, visitors are asked if the abundance of neon signage in Vancouver, between the 1950s and 1970s, indicates the authenticity of this era. Continue reading

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