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 27 photos, 4 members
- Collecting Candy 4,526 photos, 74 members
- On This Day in History 80 photos, 27 members
- Amazing iPhoneography 401,824 photos, 17,265 members
- Cool & Collected 385 photos, 103 members
- 1962 628 photos, 58 members
- Vintage Business Cards 291 photos, 124 members
- Retroist 18,029 photos, 243 members
- Cicada Photos 4,477 photos, 640 members
- HARVEY COMICS 16 photos, 19 members
- Growing Up In Arcades: 1979-1989 173 photos, 699 members
- Flashbulbs 2,104 photos, 323 members
- Team Coco Arts & Crafts 498 photos, 753 members
- Designing Tomorrow (World's Fairs from 1933-1940) 490 photos, 66 members
- Vintage Price Stickers 157 photos, 184 members
- Signs in MOTION (videos) 208 photos, 86 members
- Hostess-America's Favorite Snack Cakes 1,024 photos, 78 members
- American Family Restaurant Chains 1,501 photos, 85 members
- Vintage Toy Stores 199 photos, 87 members
- Roadside News 428 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 17,268 photos, 1,226 members
- Plastic Signage 7,467 photos, 272 members
- Roadside Missouri 3,749 photos, 232 members
- Roto-Spheres & Sputnik Signs 323 photos, 119 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 580 photos, 223 members
- Magic and Meaning - The Art of Magic 3,262 photos, 378 members
- Star Wars Cakes 646 photos, 307 members
- Let's Bowl! (vintage bowling signs) 955 photos, 202 members
- vintage packaging 3,390 photos, 423 members
- The World of Sid & Marty Krofft 159 photos, 73 members
- Waffle Day! 153 photos, 73 members
- WEIRD US 914 photos, 510 members
- HAPPY BEAVER 36 photos, 164 members
- Honey Frosted Cereal Museum [1990-Present] 1,066 photos, 49 members
- Bulb Signs (vintage) 2,459 photos, 212 members
- Flintstones Memorabilia International (FMI) 9,578 photos, 268 members
- Neon Critters (vintage signs) 1,366 photos, 158 members
- Jay Ward : Return to Moosylvania 605 photos, 96 members
- VINTAGE CIRCUS COLLECTIBLES (Beginning of It's History to 1975) 575 photos, 244 members
- VINTAGE CAFE SIGNS ONLY ! 1,888 photos, 591 members
- Jolly Green Giant 56 photos, 47 members
- Neon People (vintage signs) 1,444 photos, 195 members
- RANKIN-BASS 197 photos, 161 members
- polaroid love * 83,384 photos, 4,640 members
- Enjoy Your Stay at the Thunderbird Lodge 148 photos, 60 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