Fading Ads of Cincinnati


Fading Ads of Cincinnati

By Ronny Salerno

Hidden down alleyways, on street corners or on the bricks above the cityscape, Cincinnati’s fading advertisements hide in plain sight. These ghost signs still tout their wares and services, remnants of a bygone era. Each sign has a vivid story behind it unique to its era, product and craftsmanship. “Wall dogs” like sign artist Gus Holthaus left their marks on the city. A sign for the Beehive, the club and restaurant at the top of the arena, reminds residents of Cincinnati’s pro hockey team, the Stingers. Not many can remember “the Other Place,” but a hand-painted advertisement still adorns a city wall. Join author and photographer Ronny Salerno for a tour of Cincinnati’s vanishing signs and their intriguing history.

ISBN: 9781467118729
Publisher: The History Press
Date: 11/30/2015
State: Ohio
Images: 106 Color
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)

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