Try saying that five times fast – Petroliana. According to Wikipedia, “Petroliana is a category of Collectibles that is related to Gas Stations or the Petroleum Industry. Petroliana memorabilia include items such as old Gas Pumps, Fuel Advertisements, and Road Maps.”
It might not be pop culture in the strictest sense, but the automobile, and all that goes with it, certainly has had a pretty big impact on our pop culture.
The vintage porcelain signs have fantastic colors and graphics and could easily blend in with a number of other items you might choose to collect. If you collect items based on movies or TV, you might want an A-Team van, Knight Rider’s KITT, Bo and Luke’s General Lee, James Bond’s Aston Martin… you get the idea.
I have collected so many different things that I thought it would be fun to try and photograph a collection a day and see how far I can get.