- Also on Dr Ken Jones Ghost Signs Project
Featured Fade – Wrigley’s Spearmint Gum – A. Citarella Meat Market – Red Bank, NJ – Iman R. Abdulfattah
If I am not mistaken, this ad is painted on a building on Bridge Avenue in Red Bank, NJ. The building is located right across from Red Bank’s train station. When I took the photograph, a resident approached me and said that there used to be an A. Citarella Meat Market in the building, and that old photos survive showing the ad when it was first painted. - Iman R. Abdulfattah
- Previously posted on FAB – April 18, 2013
Ballarat is a regional city/big country town just over 100 kilometres from Melbourne and was a big gold rush town in the 1850s. - Nicole Wilson
Velvet Soap was first produced in Australia in 1900 and is their analog of Ivory Soap.
“Put a little Street in your Art”
2000+ people came out to the exhibit opening. Pleasant retro style Artwork appears next to Banksy’s right hand man, BUSTART, The London Police, Max Zorn and Ives.One. A $100,000 restored ’68 Dodge Charger (Hemi) appeared along with Pleasant artwork and other works. As the London Police added their special touch to this rare classic. Various members of the Dutch and world art press arrived to document this very special exhibition of internationally recognized Artists.
Hi Frank -
I was fortunate enough to accompany you on the faded ad tours you gave for OHNY last fall, and I found them wonderfully educational and fun. I recently came upon an ad that I felt I had to share with you; you may be familiar with it already, but it’s quickly become my favorite in the city. It’s an ad for the original Luna Park – a fantastic ad that’s great for both its own historical quality and for its connection to such an historically resonant NY institution. its on the south-facing side of the building just to the north of 726 Broadway, which happens to be the NYU health center, and from which I was able to spot it. I think its from 1915 or 1916 – 726 Broadway was constructed in 1917, and the opening/closing dates listed for the park would line up with weekend days in those years. I’m enclosing a picture if you’d like to see it…it’s not a great photo, but I only had my iPhone and had to take it through a window.
Thanks again for the inspiring tours!
Thanks for this wonderful shot Ben! What a great find!
Stumbled across your site while on the net and love it!
I’ve attached a photo of a Coca Cola ad that was uncovered this summer when a building was demolished. This was in a row of buildings on the 5400 block of North Clark St. in Chicago’s Andersonville neighborhood.
Thanks Mike and I hope you enjoy the book! Check out Mike’s new start-up business, REDSHIP – a college care package company with a great retro logo and web design.