Friday, February 20, 2015

Not a Ghost Sign

But there is a ghost circle.
Potts Heating is still in business in Norwood, and bless them for employing a sign painter for their on-site advertising.
On the west side of the building, there's an identical sign and ghost circle.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


A neighborhood of its own, and not a suburb of OTR.

We haven't spent a lot of time in Pendleton, but we feel there are other ghost signs here, waiting to be found.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Quality Flowers

This beauty was submitted by Mr. B. Johnson.  He found it in Chillicothe, OH.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

A Postcard from Texas

This gem comes to us from Ms. S. Fleming, who says she spotted lots of ghost signs during a recent trip to Dallas, Texas.  This particular one is in Denton, and Ms. Fleming sees the familiar Coca Cola script in the bottom left, and the word "tobacco" in the bottom right.

Friday, January 30, 2015

More Mail

Our ever-sharp eyed Western Field Office Operative, Mr. D. Hudson sent these from Gothenburg, Nebraska.
Gambles, as I recall, was a hardware-oriented department store chain in the upper Midwest.   

Mr. Hudson was kind enough to send this capture from Google Street View as well, to aid in viewing:

Keep those emails coming!

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Signs Everywhere

The American Sign Museum screened the film Sign Painters last night.
It's a documentary on sign painters.  Rather good.

But also on display was this recently rescued Rock City sign from a barn near Louisville.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

More from the Mailbox

This gem of a layered ghost sign comes to us from Ms. E. Correll, on her recent trip to Peru, Indiana.

Starting at the top, we're going to hazard a guess that this started as a Mail Pouch tobacco sign, before it was covered by Jacob Opp's Saloon.

The big O at the bottom is anyone's guess.