Monday, May 22, 2017

Already Gone


Since we've lived in Cincinnati, this wall at 3rd and Broadway has been covered by billboards for beer.
Earlier this month, the billboards came down, and the scaffolding went up.


There's no certainty here, but with the blue and white patch in the upper left corner, and what appears to be lettering in the center, we're confident there was a ghost sign here.

It's since been painted over.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reader Submission


We'd like to thank Mr. C. Schweer for finding this treasure for us, in the village of Western, Nebraska, which coincidentally, is about 30 miles west of yesterday's submission.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Beatrice


These come to us from Ms. D. Walz from her recent trip to Beatrice, Nebraska.


Ms. Walz says the building is at 3rd and Court.


(And for you non-Nebraskans, it's pronounced "Bee-AT-tris.")


Also found on Court Street.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Car Knee



These signs, in Kearney, Nebraska, come to us courtesy of our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Brewery District


We love finding old photographs of Cincinnati. 
Especially when they include signs before they went ghost.


And we especially love it when the building is still standing and we can compare then and now.


On McMicken, to the west of Elm Street.


Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Ghost Signs from a Ghost Town



Broadwater, Nebraska. Not technically a ghost town, as 128 people call it home, as of 2010.
Our Western Field Agent, Mr. D.L. Hudson points out the refurbished Coca-Cola sign.




And the Lazy U Motel, a nice little piece of Americana.