Ghost signs

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  1. 2jakes

    2jakes I'll Lock Up

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    Two girls examining a bulletin board posted on a fence. An advertisement painted above them asks "Are You a Woman?". Photograph, ca. 1916.
     
  2. 1mach1

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  3. 2jakes

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    This wall sign was revealed after a building was torn down on Grand River Avenue in Michigan.
    The Gargoyle emblem looks perfect (for a 60 year old sign) and the motor oil can looks as though you could reach over, unscrew the cap and pour a gallon of "Light Medium Body" right into your 1924 Packard.
    Standard Oil (Mobil) went all out on this.
    Ads for the gasoline and oil companies were just so nice in the early days of filling stations; although I wonder if the public thought that this ad was an eyesore at the time?

    John D. Rockefeller would have been proud of this wall. ;)
     
  4. 1967Cougar390

    1967Cougar390 One of the Regulars

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    I snapped this picture yesterday. Brody’s Department store was a big locally owned store here in town. It closed in the mid-late 80’s. The building was purchased and renovated by the City in the early 2000’s and currently houses the City Planning, Codes Enforcement, Business Licensees and Community Development offices.
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    Steven
     
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  5. 2jakes

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    When Coca~Cola was a medicinal drink.;)
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    Coca Cola was extracts of cocoa (cocaine) leafs and kola nuts.
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    1967Cougar390 One of the Regulars

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  7. UnclePete

    UnclePete New in Town

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    87D17360-7476-4B10-86A7-49D7378AB71F.jpeg Not really a ghost sign, but I came upon it while driving my route today and couldn’t resist.
    I wanted to capture most of the wall but a dumpster was directly in the way.
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  8. 1967Cougar390

    1967Cougar390 One of the Regulars

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    I took this picture Tuesday afternoon. It is advertising for our local Ford dealership, McLaughlin Ford. The building/barn can be seen from the road on the McLaughlin family’s farm outside of the city limits.
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    McLaughlin Ford 2013
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    Steven
     
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  10. 1967Cougar390

    1967Cougar390 One of the Regulars

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    My wife and I were in Columbia, South Carolina this weekend. I took these pictures a couple of blocks from the State House.

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    Steven
     
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  11. West Plains, MO.

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  12. I remember this ghost for many, many years. Gone after the "Discovery Center" took over the old dealership building. Springfield, MO.

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  13. 3fingers

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    ^^^ What does one go there to discover?
     
  14. One of those kid's science / activity center thingys.
     
  15. dh66

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    There's one of those here, also in a repurposed old building downtown.

    Kind of a shame they went in through the ghost sign, but much like the one here, you gotta at least give 'em a little tip of the hat for not just demolishing a historic property and building from the ground up.

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    Philbates Auto Wrecking Yard. New Kent, VA

    Since 1953[​IMG]

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  19. Tiki Tom

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  20. This ghost is no longer haunting us -- sad to say. It was exposed during the demolition of the Jewell Theater in Springfield, MO (home of the Ozarks Jubilee / Jubilee USA). Circa 1961.

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