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Ghost Signage Midwest

 

Henry George Cigar
Sheridan, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Here's the old ghost sign for Henry George Cigars. The building in Farmland, IN appeared to be empty. 05-09

 

 

Red Gold Tomatoes
Farmland, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Red Gold is an Indiana company headquartered not too far from me. Great tomato products and an old sign once in awhile. 05-09

 

 

Otto Peters Drug Store (Closed)
Wayne, IN
Photo courtesy Alan Culley

Check out these ghost sign on the wall of the Wayne, IN building. The Otto Peters Drug Store is no longer in business. 05-09

 

 

Lee's Drug
Anderson, IN
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Downtown Anderson, IN is being nicely kept up, even with the loss of many jobs. Anderson is also home to Lee's Drug Store and this great ghost sign.

This ghost sign on the wall of this look to be early turn of the century building features advertising for "The justly famed General Arthur cigar", "Lee's Family Tourist" and "medicine Case". A look at this wall is a distinct throwback to the days when the old main streets of towns were the central hub for businesses. 05-09

 

 

Spearmint Gum
Cairo, IL
Photo and info courtesy Alan Culley

Downtown Cairo is an almost ghost town in itself but here is an old Spearmint 'Pepsin Gum' sign. 05-09

 

 

Star Ham
Saginaw, MI
Photo courtesy Richard Weiss

Check out the ghost sign on this building wall in Saginaw, MI. The letting on the wall says "Fixed Flavor" Star Ham. 07-09

 

 

Coke Ghost Sign Rockford ILCoke Sign
Rockford, IL
Photo courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Here's an old ghost sign that still displays the familiar Enjoy Coca-Cola lettering. The faded out paint still shows off the "delicious and refreshing" lettering on the building wall as well. 09-10

 

 

 

88 Tavern Beloit WI88 Tavern Beloit WIBull Durham
Rockford, IL
Photos courtesy Kelly Sullivan

Check out these two shots of the Bull Durham ghost sign alongside this building. The Bull Durham paint still shows at this location in the Midtown District of Rockford, IL. 09-10

 

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