Grafton, West Virginia: Dairy Queen Eskimo Sign

The vintage "Eskimo Girl" metal sign atop this old Dairy Queen was restored in May 2016. Aug. 2018: Sign confirmed still there.
60 W. St. Charles St., Grafton, WV
On the south side of US Hwy 50 between W. St. Charles St. and E. Pretence Alley.
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Dairy Queen Eskimo Sign

This is an early 1950s Dairy Queen Eskimo Girl metal sign. The Eskimo Girl sign in Charlotte, North Carolina, was painted over in the 1980s. The Eskimo Girl sign in Wilmington, North Carolina, is now in the Cape Fear Museum. This is the last functioning sign that I can find. It was refurbished to its original state on 5/28/2016.

[Bill Leaseburg, 06/05/2016]

The corporation that owns the brand long ago stopped using this kind of imagery in association with their businesses. There's a modern DQ sign adjacent to it; this artifact from the early days survives.

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