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 37 photos, 9 members
- McDonald's: Uncle O'Grimacey 7 photos, 14 members
- Halloween Lottery tickets 18 photos, 3 members
- Collecting Candy 3,985 photos, 41 members
- On This Day in History 73 photos, 30 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 231,219 photos, 14,913 members
- Cool & Collected 433 photos, 78 members
- 1962 196 photos, 41 members
- Vintage Business Cards 244 photos, 36 members
- Retroist 4,525 photos, 177 members
- Cicada Photos 2,280 photos, 391 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 17 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 430 photos, 323 members
- Flashbulbs 2,910 photos, 278 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 513 photos, 772 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 455 photos, 61 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 237 photos, 179 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 204 photos, 83 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 733 photos, 71 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 922 photos, 64 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 165 photos, 70 members
- Roadside News 371 photos, 97 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 244 photos, 101 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 186 photos, 59 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 13,520 photos, 1,012 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 1,591 photos, 185 members
- Plastic Signage 7,084 photos, 254 members
- Roadside Missouri 2,526 photos, 185 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 287 photos, 109 members
- Hardee's Charco-Broiled Memorial [1960-1997] 105 photos, 32 members
- Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art 255 photos, 78 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 1,913 photos, 298 members
- Star Wars Cakes 635 photos, 305 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 780 photos, 181 members
- vintage packaging 2,925 photos, 346 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 142 photos, 68 members
- Waffle Day! 157 photos, 75 members
- WEIRD US 988 photos, 472 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 36 photos, 166 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 887 photos, 47 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 1,710 photos, 191 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,342 photos, 239 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,069 photos, 142 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 567 photos, 88 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 506 photos, 214 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,784 photos, 580 members
- Jolly Green Giant 51 photos, 48 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,161 photos, 177 members
- RANKIN-BASS 156 photos, 158 members
- polaroid love * 71,292 photos, 4,474 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