Photo 2 is a view of the sign taken during the Ohio River flood of 1937.
Original background was black; however, the sign has faded and the prevalent background color is that of the brick.
Much of the movie 'The Deer Hunter' was filmed in Mingo Junction since it was a "classic" mill town located along the Ohio River. In the movie there is a scene where Robert DeNiro and Meryl Streep are having a conversation while walking down the sidewalk as other people pass. Photos 1, 3 & 4 were taken from that spot, shown in the movie.