Friday, April 18, 2014


Zoom in.

To be fair, the Underground Sports Shop, all three stories of it, is still in business.  And they probably do still receive and ship at these doors.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


On Hamilton, in Northside.  Close to all the other Northside ghostsigns we found recently.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

West Liberty

Between Central Parkway and Linn.

Chas. Z(something) Bakery and Confectionery

And we've seen "The Globe" elsewhere in Cincinnati.  But, we can't make out what's beneath it.
Interesting also, there's a vertical line wiping out the baker's name.  At first glance, we thought it might be the remnants of a chimney, but it's more likely FROM a chimney; smoke damaging the paint.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Bear Photo

As in "had it been a bear, it would have bitten me".

This is on Vine, at Findlay Playground.  Big as life.

And the only reason we finally noticed it, was because Visualingual noticed it first.
Note the angelic/ghostly wedding dress on the left.

Monday, April 14, 2014


We'd like to thank Ms. S. Zee, who captured, tagged, and released this mysterious sign to us.  We're in agreement that it probably referred to used cars.
She has promised more from Hamilton, but in the meantime, go visit her blog for some of her original, non-ghost sign photos.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fake, But Okay

On the tiny patio of Japp's, there's this.  Recently painted to honor the bar's former incarnation. 

It's only the second "new ghost sign" we've found.  And in our opinion, it reinforces the argument that ghost signs need to be preserved. They mark history, and, they add flavor and character to a neighborhood.  If they didn't, why recreate the artform?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lost in Westwood

Faded by time and weather, and covered by a billboard, just off of Boudinot, on Harrison.

We can't help but wonder if the billboards have been there long enough to preserve some of this one.