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 8 photos, 15 members
- Halloween Lottery tickets 27 photos, 4 members
- Collecting Candy 4,481 photos, 59 members
- On This Day in History 80 photos, 28 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 377,259 photos, 16,981 members
- Cool & Collected 423 photos, 97 members
- 1962 579 photos, 57 members
- Vintage Business Cards 277 photos, 115 members
- Retroist 14,147 photos, 231 members
- Cicada Photos 4,015 photos, 599 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 19 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 173 photos, 518 members
- Flashbulbs 2,051 photos, 316 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 501 photos, 755 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 487 photos, 65 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 157 photos, 184 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 207 photos, 85 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 943 photos, 72 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 1,233 photos, 78 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 187 photos, 83 members
- Roadside News 429 photos, 99 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 246 photos, 107 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 182 photos, 61 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 16,406 photos, 1,160 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 2,076 photos, 206 members
- Plastic Signage 7,248 photos, 268 members
- Roadside Missouri 3,532 photos, 212 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 319 photos, 117 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 404 photos, 167 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 3,058 photos, 371 members
- Star Wars Cakes 640 photos, 304 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 893 photos, 196 members
- vintage packaging 3,067 photos, 404 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 157 photos, 74 members
- Waffle Day! 154 photos, 76 members
- WEIRD US 930 photos, 505 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 38 photos, 164 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 1,028 photos, 47 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 2,264 photos, 207 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,485 photos, 262 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,289 photos, 152 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 603 photos, 95 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 516 photos, 232 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,825 photos, 588 members
- Jolly Green Giant 56 photos, 48 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,388 photos, 192 members
- RANKIN-BASS 189 photos, 160 members
- polaroid love * 80,249 photos, 4,608 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