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 4,213 photos, 49 members
- On This Day in History 78 photos, 28 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 319,328 photos, 16,017 members
- Cool & Collected 428 photos, 82 members
- 1962 354 photos, 45 members
- Vintage Business Cards 256 photos, 74 members
- Retroist 8,195 photos, 190 members
- Cicada Photos 2,783 photos, 453 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 18 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 175 photos, 360 members
- Flashbulbs 2,976 photos, 293 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 513 photos, 766 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 486 photos, 65 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 213 photos, 179 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 204 photos, 84 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 835 photos, 75 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 991 photos, 66 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 181 photos, 74 members
- Roadside News 401 photos, 95 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 241 photos, 103 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 183 photos, 61 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 14,462 photos, 1,085 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 1,738 photos, 189 members
- Plastic Signage 7,256 photos, 256 members
- Roadside Missouri 3,002 photos, 187 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 302 photos, 109 members
- Hardee's Charco-Broiled Memorial [1960-1997] 102 photos, 32 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 2,036 photos, 316 members
- Star Wars Cakes 641 photos, 305 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 813 photos, 187 members
- vintage packaging 2,931 photos, 367 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 146 photos, 69 members
- Waffle Day! 152 photos, 75 members
- WEIRD US 939 photos, 496 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 36 photos, 165 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 975 photos, 47 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 1,919 photos, 198 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,418 photos, 246 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,154 photos, 147 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) 1,244 photos, 179 members
- RANKIN-BASS 176 photos, 157 members
- polaroid love * 75,685 photos, 4,527 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
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