Playing Mayor in the imaginary town inside my head!
In my flickr photostream you’ll find tons of nostalgia that I hope will bring a smile or two.
I’ve always felt that it’s important to preserve the past and I’ve tried to do just that by becoming an accidental archivist.
Ninety-nine percent of the photos, artwork and scans have been created or collected by me or by the first lady, (i.e. my wife).
It has taken lots of time to put together this type of archive and as I want everyone to enjoy it, I ask for you not to swipe photos or scans and make them your own. If you want to share my images, make sure the photo links back to flickr or is credited to Neato Coolville. I encourage everyone to do the same as me - snap photos of objects, storefronts, signs etc. that are endangered of being torn down. Dig in flea markets, antique shops, your grandma’s house etc. for old items that you can preserve by scanning and uploading them for everyone to enjoy.
Thanks for stopping by and remember to be neato cool to everyone!
- McDonald's: Evil Grimace 38 photos, 9 members
- McDonald's: Uncle O'Grimacey 8 photos, 15 members
- Halloween Lottery tickets 20 photos, 4 members
- Collecting Candy 4,209 photos, 50 members
- On This Day in History 78 photos, 28 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 311,670 photos, 15,974 members
- Cool & Collected 427 photos, 81 members
- 1962 315 photos, 44 members
- Vintage Business Cards 256 photos, 70 members
- Retroist 7,674 photos, 189 members
- Cicada Photos 2,785 photos, 452 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 18 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 174 photos, 353 members
- Flashbulbs 2,963 photos, 293 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 513 photos, 766 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 487 photos, 66 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 215 photos, 179 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 204 photos, 84 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 845 photos, 74 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 980 photos, 66 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 181 photos, 74 members
- Roadside News 398 photos, 95 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 240 photos, 102 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 182 photos, 62 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 14,415 photos, 1,075 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 1,720 photos, 189 members
- Plastic Signage 7,257 photos, 254 members
- Roadside Missouri 2,897 photos, 185 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 299 photos, 109 members
- Hardee's Charco-Broiled Memorial [1960-1997] 118 photos, 33 members
- Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art 269 photos, 83 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 2,108 photos, 314 members
- Star Wars Cakes 634 photos, 306 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 802 photos, 187 members
- vintage packaging 2,904 photos, 367 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 145 photos, 69 members
- Waffle Day! 155 photos, 75 members
- WEIRD US 939 photos, 493 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 36 photos, 166 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 983 photos, 48 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 1,896 photos, 198 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,440 photos, 248 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,146 photos, 144 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 567 photos, 90 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 518 photos, 221 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,801 photos, 581 members
- Jolly Green Giant 51 photos, 47 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,234 photos, 177 members
- RANKIN-BASS 176 photos, 157 members
- polaroid love * 75,115 photos, 4,523 members
20th August, 2009
Waffle Whiffer says:
"How one person can be both Neato and Cool at the same time can be mind boggling, but Todd consistently pulls it off.
One of the prime destinations for vintage and nostalgic goodies is right here in Neato Coolville, and the "Mayor" should be re-elected every year!"
28th February, 2008
"Neato not only has a huge amount of memorabilia of all sorts and kinds, but also seems to have plenty of time to scan and photograph it all so we can all enjoy the wonders and pleasures of Fifties thru Eighties (graphic) artistry. Don't miss out on his collection of original photos too, Neato has a great eye!"
11th July, 2007
"Wow! What a fantastic collection of photos here. From old playgrounds to abandoned motels, he has managed to capture things and places of yesteryear that I can only hope to see someday. Truly a pleasure!"
29th September, 2006
- Todd Franklin
- September 2005
- Neato Coolville
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Neato Coolville
- neatocoolville [at] sbcglobal.net