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"I Am For Men"

"I Am For Men" Roderick Cafe- Moline,IL Faded Pepsi sign Faded Gold Medal flour ad Ceresota Flour ad Halligan Candy Co. Teas & Coffee Faded Coca Cola sign-Davenport,IA Carpets-Davenport,IA Newcomb Loom Co-Davenport,IA Davenport Ice Co Bull Durham and Arbuckles coffee ads Drake Hardware-Burlington,IA Save Engine Wear Quaker Oats/Dry Goods/Cigars-Waterloo,IA Batterson Stores-Muscatine,IA Crescent Macaroni&Cracker-Davenport,IA Coca Cola-Davenport,IA Henke&Co. Stair Builders-Davenport,IA Former West End Market

Long before television and even radio, manufacturers of products needed a way to advertise their wares to the public. Painted advertisments on brick walls was a favorite medium and these are the remnants of those great old advertisements of yesteryear.

Today, they are called "ghost signs."

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r.keller says:

These are wonderful! Thanks for sharing!
Posted 92 months ago. ( permalink )

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steverichard says:

Man, you have the mother lode of ghost signs! You must put a lot of time and gas money into collecting all these - I like them. Well done!
Steve
Posted 87 months ago. ( permalink )

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♥ Brenda ♥ says:

Great collection - really enjoyed these !
Posted 87 months ago. ( permalink )

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Vintage Roadtrip says:

Amazing set!
Posted 81 months ago. ( permalink )

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Roberto41144 says:

What a great collection of ghost signs...You sure have found some dandies.
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woodzuki says:

Fantastic collection--thank you for documenting them.
Posted 73 months ago. ( permalink )

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