Advertisements from yester-year and ghost signs around Cincinnati: If they're not fading away, they're covered up, or the buildings they're on are torn down.
CityKin has some older photos of the back of this building, so you can get a slightly better look at the ghost sign.
That was a beauty of a sign, but I'll admit, the rest of the neighborhood looks better. It's a trade-off.
This was on the building on the east side of Vine just across from your photo. This was always a favorite of mine. https://www.flickr.com/photos/21946699@N02/3297887698/sizes/o/
We'd seen pictures of that before, but didn't know where it was. Very cool! Thanks!