First American Neon Advertisement

About the first American neon advertisement in history.

UNUSUAL FIRSTS

THE FIRST AMERICAN NEON ADVERTISEMENT

The first neon-tube advertising sign in the U.S. appeared on the marquee of the Cosmopolitan Theater in New York City in July, 1923. It announced Marion Davies in the leading role of Little Old New York. A patent for the neon lighting was granted to French physicist and chemist Georges Claude.

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