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San Jose, California: Neon Dancing Pig

1948 dancing pig neon sign, advertising pork products in an enticing yet disturbing display of jolly pig cannibalism.

History Park San Jose

Address:
635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA
Directions:
On the grounds of History Park San Jose, along with several other local vintage signs. South of downtown, on the north side of Phelan Ave., just east of its intersection with Senter Rd.
Hours:
Lit at night. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Dancing Pig

The sign has been moved to History Park San Jose.

[Kate, 04/09/2023]

The move is "temporary," according to the city, while construction is underway at its former location. There's no word on when the sign might return to its original spot.

Dancing Pig sign.

Sausage Dancing Pig Sign

I'm delighted to say the Stephens neon "dancing pig" is now back in position, albeit standing guard over an empty parking lot.

[Blue Miller, 07/15/2022]
Sausage Dancing Pig Sign

This sign has been removed for safe storage until adjacent construction by Google is complete.

[Deb Kaufman, 09/10/2019]

Stephen's Meat Products - the dancing pig neon sign.

Sausage Dancing Pig Sign

The sign is illuminated in the evenings, but last I saw the animated flickering was no longer working.

[Victor, 02/28/2012]
Silva Sausage Sign

The vintage Silva dancing pig sign, advertising pork products in an enticing yet disturbing display of happy pig cannibalism, is once again lit and the happy creepy pig is dancing his little heart out. Drive by and say "hello" and breathe a contented sigh that this holdover from the '50s escaped the wrecking ball and has now joined the company of the SF Weiner dog as a nostalgic homage to pork products. It does my heart good to see him every time I leave the train station, as if his demented pinkness is personally welcoming me home.

[Cara, 12/08/2008]

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