Monday, September 10, 2018

Reader Submissions




The first three are from Denver, CO, courtesy of Ms. D. Ames.


Found in Seward, NE, and shared by Mr. C. Schweer.




And I'm afraid we've forgotten who sent these to us, and where they are from.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Savin' the Day



A lot to appreciate here on Elm, near Findlay Market.
First, the quality of this cigar sign on glass, compared with the last few we saw.


And the artist: none other than Gus Holthaus,
who has a lot more signs on this blog than he's credited for.


Thursday, August 16, 2018

Nearing the End


Our tour of Philadelphia is nearly complete.


And we've saved the best for last.


This ain't it.
And we should point out the Inquirer is still publishing, just not at this facility.



Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Two Ends of the Same Building


So you can see the signs on both ends.


In the Callowhill neighborhood of Philadelphia.

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Mystery Solved


Growing up in the Midwest, Alco meant a chain of discount stores.
They went out of business in 2015, and didn't have a presence in Philadelphia anyway.

As it turns out, Alco stood for Arnold, Louchheim & Company.

And leave it to another ghost sign hunter to find the history for us.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Callowhill


North of downtown Philly, er, Center City, and north of Chinatown 
is the neighborhood of Callowhill.


It's mostly industrial buildings that are being given new life as lofts.
And thusly, there's no shortage of ghost signs here.