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 36 photos, 10 members
- McDonald's: Uncle O'Grimacey 8 photos, 14 members
- Halloween Lottery tickets 28 photos, 4 members
- Collecting Candy 4,536 photos, 73 members
- On This Day in History 80 photos, 27 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 404,110 photos, 17,277 members
- Cool & Collected 385 photos, 103 members
- 1962 628 photos, 59 members
- Vintage Business Cards 291 photos, 125 members
- Retroist 18,332 photos, 244 members
- Cicada Photos 4,480 photos, 641 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 19 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 173 photos, 701 members
- Flashbulbs 2,114 photos, 324 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 497 photos, 753 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 493 photos, 67 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 157 photos, 184 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 208 photos, 85 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 1,031 photos, 78 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 1,511 photos, 86 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 199 photos, 87 members
- Roadside News 430 photos, 101 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 256 photos, 112 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 184 photos, 61 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 17,408 photos, 1,231 members
- Plastic Signage 7,486 photos, 273 members
- Roadside Missouri 3,757 photos, 232 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 323 photos, 120 members
- Hardee's Charco-Broiled Memorial [1960-1997] 107 photos, 35 members
- Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art 606 photos, 232 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 3,279 photos, 378 members
- Star Wars Cakes 646 photos, 307 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 972 photos, 203 members
- vintage packaging 3,425 photos, 425 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 159 photos, 71 members
- Waffle Day! 153 photos, 73 members
- WEIRD US 914 photos, 511 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 36 photos, 164 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 1,072 photos, 49 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 2,481 photos, 213 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,577 photos, 268 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,370 photos, 158 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 605 photos, 96 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 579 photos, 246 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,945 photos, 592 members
- Jolly Green Giant 56 photos, 47 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,448 photos, 196 members
- RANKIN-BASS 197 photos, 161 members
- polaroid love * 83,829 photos, 4,648 members
- Enjoy Your Stay at the Thunderbird Lodge 148 photos, 61 members
August 20th, 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!"
February 28th, 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!"
July 11th, 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!"
September 29th, 2006
- Todd Franklin
- September 2005
- Neato Coolville
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- Neato Coolville
- neatocoolville [at] sbcglobal.net