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Collinsville, Illinois: Early 1900s Bull Durham Sign

Painted on the outside brick wall of a building, the colorful tobacco-selling bull may be 100 years old.

E. Main St., Collinsville, IL
Main street is one way East. Southbound from 159 go right on Clay, turn left on Clinton Street, Left on Main. Park on the left side of the street just in front of the law offices. The sign is on the left.
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Early 1900s Bull Durham Sign

There are a lot of places to park and walk over to the sign. It appears the "restoration" was a bit sloppy, in that the white paint of the lettering is quite ragged. However it's nice to see it still there.

[Casaflamingo, 08/24/2017]

Bull Durham sign.

Early 1900s Bull Durham Sign

It was a rainy day in June and I had just taken in the World's Largest Ketchup Bottle down the road. I had read somewhere about this original sign in downtown Collinsville. Apparently it was unaltered until [1999], when the building's owner wanted it restored. Be a good visitor and leave it alone, it's managed to last this long!

[S Brian Berkun, 01/23/2016]

The Bull Durham wall murals are known for their strategically painted "modesty" fences that block the public's view of the bull's private parts.

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