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Boot and Saddle Sign

Boot and Saddle

One of the greatest ever made in Philly, the Boot and Saddle sign was created by Angelo Colavita and his brothers, Domenic and Anthony, for a bar owner with an affinity for Western garb. When Len Davidson researched the restoration, Angelo — an Italian immigrant with a 6th grade education — was in his 90s. He told Len he designed the sign on his kitchen table in South Philly.

Len subbed out the fabrication work to Urban Neon who did a beautiful job. The Boot’s out-of-scale components and almost cubist details (part of the boot’s front is depicted in side view), make this 20’ tall sign a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.