If you look at enough old photos of old boats on Lakes and Rivers you will notice every now and then, HUGE numbers on the sides. Now, I am not sure if this was a look? or the Law. It seems a tad odd, but I suppose the reason is you could tell the boat from far away. Does anyone know the history of all this? Is this the sort of thing that would be a cool way to snazz up a show boat? It does have a certain look?