I'm happy to finally have a name for these faded advertisements that I like to photograph. I find them painted on falling-down buildings along rural roads and in the old parts of sleepy Southern towns.
Wikipedia, my source for everything that I didn't know had a name, says they were most common before the Great Depression and that the artists who painted them were known as "wall dogs."
Apparently, other people like to photograph these old signs, too. And if you're so inclined and have some favorites, you might consider adding them to the Ghost Sign Project so other people can find them, too.
a return Visit
3 years ago