Archive for December, 2012

Lonnie Tettaton Walldog

Lonnie Tettaton is the maestro of wall signs in St. Louis, whether that sign is done from scratch, using either client’s or his own design, or it is one to be carefully “touched up”such as the historic Bull Durham Tobacco sign in downtown Collinsville, Illinois. Every journeyman signpainter has a helper, and Lonnie started his […]

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“They were extremely fast with these big walls, but then many did nothing but walls. They had tricks the younger people hadn’t picked up.” —Gus Holthaus, signpainter, Cincinnati They were a rugged, resourceful lot with a dedication to the craft bordering on monomania  They painted signs on walls, great and small, and they worked like […]

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