The Lincoln Highway was the first automobile road to cross the entire United States, linking east to west. It was the brainchild of a group of auto-industry bigwigs from Indiana, who came up with it in 1913. The road was rough, but drivable, about a year later. The road improved over time, being was paved and shortened to follow more direct routes. The Lincoln Highway was for many years the gold standard in road quality in the United States, especially in the western half of the country. However, in 1926, the United States Numbered Highway System instantly rendered the idea of the Lincoln Highway obsolete. The road itself was incorporated into the system, where it became part of several different numbered routes, mostly US-30.
In its heyday, the Lincoln Highway bore distinctive red-white-and-blue signs, with a large letter L. Our Lincoln Highway sign is an exact recreation of a style that was known to be used in Ohio, and perhaps surrounding states, in the early 1920s. Plaques with this design were often attached to things like bridge abutments, concrete posts, and monuments. We’ve used photos of still-existing examples to ensure that our sign is as accurate to the originals as possible.
Our Lincoln Highway sign is flat printed on heavy 14-gauge steel. Its glossy, non-reflective finish makes it perfect for both indoor display and outdoor display, even in the elements. We’ve also included convenient mounting holes to make installation easy. Choose from the following sizes:
- 8 in. × 16 in.
- 12 in. × 24 in.
- 18 in. × 36 in.
- 24 in. × 48 in.
- 36 in. × 72 in. (printed on two panels)
We can also make this sign in sizes not shown here! And if you’ve got another sign in mind, be it a route marker, directional sign, city limit, or state welcome sign, we can help! Custom orders are no problem for us—just contact Jake to get started.