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 4,427 photos, 54 members
- On This Day in History 79 photos, 28 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 369,242 photos, 16,718 members
- Cool & Collected 424 photos, 95 members
- 1962 546 photos, 51 members
- Vintage Business Cards 270 photos, 111 members
- Retroist 11,957 photos, 216 members
- Cicada Photos 3,694 photos, 556 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 19 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 174 photos, 506 members
- Flashbulbs 3,135 photos, 311 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 506 photos, 759 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 490 photos, 66 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 156 photos, 184 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 207 photos, 84 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 902 photos, 72 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 1,164 photos, 74 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 186 photos, 80 members
- Roadside News 426 photos, 96 members
- Arby's Big Hat Signs 249 photos, 108 members
- Frostop pics from around the country! 183 photos, 61 members
- Movie Theaters & Drive Ins 15,886 photos, 1,127 members
- Neon Objects (vintage signs) 1,974 photos, 201 members
- Plastic Signage 7,404 photos, 268 members
- Roadside Missouri 3,432 photos, 200 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 329 photos, 114 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 302 photos, 110 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 2,711 photos, 366 members
- Star Wars Cakes 643 photos, 305 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 874 photos, 192 members
- vintage packaging 3,089 photos, 396 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 157 photos, 72 members
- Waffle Day! 153 photos, 76 members
- WEIRD US 935 photos, 506 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 38 photos, 164 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 1,025 photos, 46 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 2,176 photos, 204 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,488 photos, 257 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,240 photos, 149 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 601 photos, 94 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 501 photos, 226 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,853 photos, 583 members
- Jolly Green Giant 57 photos, 48 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,335 photos, 188 members
- RANKIN-BASS 189 photos, 160 members
- polaroid love * 79,608 photos, 4,568 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