These Ghost Signs Are a Faded Reminder of Yesterday’s Main Streets

So many brands that have become a part of our everyday lives go that way because we became familiar with them from the ads painted on buildings. And, they lend a certain comfort despite their faded glory. But, we love to see the ads for businesses and products that no longer exist. It’s almost like pulling a business card from out of a time machine. This Budweiser sign makes us think of small town bars and grocery stores on a hot afternoon.

Budweiser ghost sign

Budweiser ghost sign. Via/ Flickr

Aspen, CO, ghost sign.

Aspen, CO, ghost sign. Via/ Flickr

New York, NY ghost sign

New York, NY ghost sign. Via/ Flickr

This bread-shaped cafe sign is so charming.

Butte. MT, ghost sign

Butte, MT, ghost sign. Via/ Flickr

Chicago, IL, ghost sign

Chicago, IL, ghost sign. Via/ Flickr

It’s so neat to see the advertisements painted over each other, still clinging to the bricks.

Seattle, WA, ghost sign

Seattle, WA, ghost sign. Via/ Flickr

Dubuque, IA, ghost sign.

Dubuque, IA, ghost sign. Via/ Wiki Commons

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