Hey there, my name is Francis Khoury, and I’d like to welcome you to Garden State Signals. This is a hobby website; a nostalgic scrapbook of vintage traffic signs and signals, mostly from New Jersey. There is a little bit of detailed info for the benefit of the collectors in the audience, but I have not made a point to compile a formal history of traffic control.
The antique signs and signals that I once saw from the passenger seat of my parents’ car growing up in New Jersey are now virtually extinct, but I have managed to collect and even refurbish a few of them over the years. I can’t articulate very well why such mundane objects as these have always appealed to me, but they have. Collecting, restoring and displaying them has been one of my more “Zen” outlets, and I find it ironic that they are far superior objects of contemplation than any icon, monstrance, mantra or sacred verse of scripture has been for me.
With no further digression, I hope you enjoy your visit and that you’ll come back soon, as I will be continually adding content.
In memory of Jesse Vallely
A note to users: Images in this site may not render correctly the first time each page is loaded. You may see a horizontal line instead of the image. Refreshing the page seems to be the work around.