In virtually every town in America, on rural roads, and big cities, old, hand-painted advertisements promoting everything from Coca Cola and Paramount Vodka to Mail Pouch Tobacco still exist. While they may be faded, or even illegible, they grab our attention.
These signs are relics of 19th and early 20th Centuries—in a time before modern billboards and neon lights—painted by walldogs who are long gone.
FreshWater managing photographer Bob Perkoski shared some of his favorite ghost murals he’s found in Cleveland, as we launch this new series, Ghost Signs of CLE.
Have your own collection of local ghost signs you’d like to share? Let us know!