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.
For anyone who's curious, I've got some photos of Smitty's at this location. It was a cacophony of crazy signage! The store is now just up the street from this block, still with tons of signs, but they were all commissioned at the same time and are much less haphazard.If you check out my post, you can see that, years ago, we found one of their "shoes" signs in the trash [before the fire] and took it home. We still have it and, now, it's a relic from the old Smitty's.