The Virginia Cutout Collection @
Old Dominion Roads

Once upon a time, highway shields throughout the United States stood alone without square or rectangular black backgrounds.  Over the past four decades, various states at varying times began to eliminate these cutout shields.  In many states in the union, all of them, unless you visit a local antique store, have been removed from the road landscape.  However, in the Commonwealth of Virginia, in many small towns and in larger urban settings, these shields remain.  This page documents these signs and challenges you, the web citizen, to join this photo scavenger hunt and including your photos in this collection.  The rules are simple: See a cutout, take a photo, try to get a close up, and e-mail it to, and I'll put them up!

To Check Out US or VA Cutouts Click on any Photo Below:

US Routes
Virginia Routes
VA 102
VA 188

Site Navigation:
  • Return to Old Dominion Roads
  • The Virginia Road Sign Gallery
  • Vintage Virginia Road Photos



    Sources & Links:

  • Virginia Highways Project Cutouts Page ---Michael Roberson/Adam Froehlig
  • Cutouts in Christiansburg, Virginia ---Bruce Harper
  • Old Signs of Virginia @ The Millennium Highway ---H.B. Elkins



    Page Created: April 4, 2003
    Last Updated: March 15, 2008

    © 2003-08 Adam Prince