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 25 photos, 4 members
- Collecting Candy 4,448 photos, 56 members
- On This Day in History 79 photos, 28 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 368,367 photos, 16,771 members
- Cool & Collected 424 photos, 96 members
- 1962 551 photos, 51 members
- Vintage Business Cards 272 photos, 111 members
- Retroist 12,598 photos, 220 members
- Cicada Photos 3,741 photos, 560 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 19 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 173 photos, 509 members
- Flashbulbs 3,161 photos, 315 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 506 photos, 758 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 490 photos, 66 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 156 photos, 184 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 206 photos, 84 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 917 photos, 72 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 1,183 photos, 77 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 187 photos, 82 members
- Roadside News 424 photos, 97 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 247 photos, 107 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 182 photos, 61 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 15,918 photos, 1,132 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 1,982 photos, 203 members
- Plastic Signage 7,193 photos, 265 members
- Roadside Missouri 3,429 photos, 201 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 316 photos, 113 members
- Hardee's Charco-Broiled Memorial [1960-1997] 109 photos, 35 members
- Panorama of the City of New York at the Queens Museum of Art 321 photos, 122 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 2,789 photos, 369 members
- Star Wars Cakes 640 photos, 305 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 869 photos, 192 members
- vintage packaging 3,105 photos, 396 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 157 photos, 74 members
- Waffle Day! 154 photos, 76 members
- WEIRD US 930 photos, 507 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 38 photos, 164 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 1,026 photos, 46 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 2,204 photos, 204 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,490 photos, 259 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,249 photos, 149 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 603 photos, 95 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 506 photos, 230 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,833 photos, 586 members
- Jolly Green Giant 56 photos, 48 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,342 photos, 187 members
- RANKIN-BASS 189 photos, 160 members
- polaroid love * 79,676 photos, 4,579 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