Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Philly's Old City

We haven't been able to find much information about this building 
or the glorious ghost signage upon its walls, other than...

... there's an ice cream parlor there now.

Philadelphia's Ghost Sign Project says the sign is for Roxy's Sporting Goods.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018


A little history about the building here. Apparently it stopped being a 
furniture store around 2008.

No matter what that first article says, Google Street View shows a hookah shop in the ground floor, 
and a sign advertising retail/office space for lease.
But what's really important to us is the glorious green Society Hill Furniture sign
and the layered signs it covers.
What does it cover? According to this site, a Wurlitzer Piano sign.

And where did Wurlizter start? Cincinnati.
Are there Wurlitzer signs here that we have overlooked or mistranslated?

Monday, July 16, 2018

City of Brotherly Love

Today we begin our series of ghost signs and streetscapes shot earlier this 
summer in a city rich with history: Philadelphia.

You'll note the Bailey Building in the lower left hand corner of the first photo.

And here it is again, from a slightly different angle.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Back in Omaha

As you may know, across the river from Council Bluffs is one of our favorite ghost sign cities:

Omaha, Nebraska.
To the left you can see this building.  But there's another faint sign on the right.


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Council Bluffs

First up, something our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson has submitted previously.

And across the street, unsubmitted previously, on the side and front of Kanesville Kollectables, we have these.

(Editor Note: Looking at our Iowa collection, except for the latter half of today's entry, everything came from Mr. Hudson or his friend Ms. D. Walz.)

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

This Post is Not About Ashley Frost

We're sure she's a wonderful person. She inspired someone to tag her on a highway wall in Council Bluffs, Iowa, after all.

No, this post is about the International Harvest complex.