By Kevin Williams
Tom the Backroads Traveller calls these signs "ghost signs". You barely notice them, painted on brick, slowly fading into oblivion.
In the days before well-lit billboards, electronic signage, and social media, businesses were limited on their ways to advertise. Simply painting a large sign on a brick building was often as splashy as one could get. Amazing how these sort of fade into the background. I'd probably passed this sign 100 times over the years but never really noticed it until last week. I Googled the name and nothing comes up, so the legacy of the store seems to be fading along with the paint.
Hint: this sign is not in my hometown, can anyone guess where this sign is? Anyone know the history? I'll share the answer tomorrow, along with another photo I had posted with a "guessing game" and never gave the answer to. So stay tuned tomorrow!
Kevin I am so very sorry to hear about Raven.Our cat Angel who we had for 12 yrs,passed away last month.Our pets are like our family.They give us unconditional love.The Christmas picture with your girls & pets is beautiful Sincerely,Stella
You should be able to find out more about this business by contacting the historical society for whatever area or town where the sign is located. I love these signs, too.
I may try that, Carol, it's a good idea
Not sure where to put this comment so you'd see it, but I wanted to express my condolences over the sudden loss of your beloved Raven. Shortly before Christmas we had to make a similar decision about our nearly 14 year old cat Beauty. It was a sudden medical emergency; we had had no warning. We had her put to sleep, exactly two months ago today, and we still miss her very much.
Thank you, Aimee, definitely leaves a hole in the household when a pet departs!