Monday, November 23, 2015


Some older shots we hadn't used yet.
No, it hasn't snowed here.
At Sycamore and Court. 
This is taken from inside the Hamilton County Courthouse.

And from 7th and Sycamore.
Construction of a new hotel Downtown has made seeing this a little more difficult.

Friday, November 20, 2015


A fellow we know has written a book on a topic near and dear to our hearts.
We think you can guess what it is.
It comes out November 30, with a party at Igby's.

We haven't seen an advance copy, but we're sure it'll make a great Christmas gift.
(And not just because this site is mentioned.)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

From Michigan to Texas

Submitted by Mr. B. Johnson as he patrols San Antonio, Texas.

A cursory Google search turned up no hard evidence of this business, but plenty of stories of furniture made in "Furniture City" and exported to San Antonio.

In the meantime, please peruse our inventory from Michigan.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Better Seen in Person

We'll admit: this is not our finest example of a ghost sign.
But, we believe there IS something in this photograph.
Looking up Race, from the northeast corner of Washington Park.

See it yet?

Okay, it looks like simple discoloration, we admit.
(We used a real digital camera with a real lens on this.)

And oddly enough, the phone camera seems to bring it out.
And in person, it's as clear as a bell.  Provided the light is good.

Monday, November 16, 2015

When the Light is Right

For years, we've been looking at the Pendleton Art Center, wondering why it was devoid of ghostsigns.  But, last week, one was revealed in all its glory.

No. Really.  It's there.  Or at least it was.
We can just make out "THE UNITED STATE" as it rapidly fades away.

And above the entrance to the warehouse-turned-arts collective:

Friday, November 13, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015


We look forward to an updated version of this sign, from Mr. D.L. Hudson, once the leaves have fallen.