Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Ghost Signs: Vandalia, Illinois

"Ghost signs" are old, hand-painted advertising signs that appear on the side of (usually) brick buildings. Some are nearly or mostly unreadable, some are clear but have earlier signs appearing amid the more recent letters, and some are fading but legible. Over the next several months I plan to post some photos of signs that I've found. This one is on the side of the downtown Higgin's Cleaners in my hometown, Vandalia, Illinois. "Shoes" is visible, and there seems to have been a round logo. What did the sign used to say? As long as I can remember, the sign has been faded like this. 

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