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East Germany’s Neon ‘Spoon Family’

One of the few, and one of the first, neon ads of East Germany still hangs above the city of Leipzig. Over 650 feet of colorful glass tubes form a family happily enjoying a bowl of soup around the dinner table. Hence the sign’s local nickname, Löffelfamilie, or “Spoon Family.”

The 40-by-20-foot neon sign was an advertisement for a state-owned company called VEB Feinkost Leipzig (People-Owned Enterprise Delicatessen of Leipzig), which produced mainly canned food, vegetables, fruit, and soups.


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