drawing by Eva Khoury

Hi there, my name is Francis Khoury, and I welcome you to Garden State Signals.  This site is a nostalgic scrapbook of vintage traffic signs and signals, mostly from New Jersey, both on the street and in collections. Plus, there’s a bit of detailed info for the collectors in the audience.

New Jersey, being such a busy state, has had a big variety of early traffic control equipment. The antique signs and signals that I once saw from the passenger seat of my parents’ car 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, and collecting, working on, and displaying them has been one of my more “Zen” outlets.

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

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