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Ghost Walls and other murals

Many of the signs in this gallery are what are called "Ghost Signs". Although many of these signs have now faded into oblivion, many are still visible. The term "ghost sign" has many layers like many of the signs themselves. The products they advertize are usually dead or defunct. They reappear or "materialize" after a rain and they sometimes appear after a fire or storm exposes a wall long hidden by another structure. The sign painters were known as "Wall Dogs" "Privilege signs were painted gratis in exchange for wall space and store owners were proud to have their names professionally done. Saloon walls sported tobacco and beer ads while grocer's walls tended toward staples. Soft drink signs lived in both worlds. My information says that when they were new, ghost signs were landmarks for pedestrians. FOOTNOTE: This information was taken from the web site www.texasescapes.com/signs/GhostSigns in Texas.htm.
Seen in Austin,TX
Seen in Austin,TX
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Austintatious
"Austintatious"
An Austin Texas Mural. Besomebody
An Austin Texas Mural. "Besomebody"
Logansport, IN Iron Horse mural (Circa 2004)
Logansport, IN Iron Horse mural (Circa 2004)
Photographed in Crawfordsville, IN
Photographed in Crawfordsville, IN
Seen in Crawfordsville, IN
Seen in Crawfordsville, IN
You can see this wall in Lyons, IN
You can see this wall in Lyons, IN
At one time you could by this custom made shirt in Vincennes, IN for $.95
At one time you could by this custom made shirt in Vincennes, IN for $.95
L.A. Wise does business in Vincennes, IN
L.A. Wise does business in Vincennes, IN
Photographed in Vincennes, IN. Are you old enough to remember Red Skelton?
Photographed in Vincennes, IN. Are you old enough to remember Red Skelton?
Hopkinsvile, KY wall one
Hopkinsvile, KY wall one
Hopkinsville, KY wall 2
Hopkinsville, KY wall 2
The Sunflower Flour Company, Hopkinsville, KY
The Sunflower Flour Company, Hopkinsville, KY
Clarksburg, TN
Clarksburg, TN
Somewhere in Mississippi
Somewhere in Mississippi
One of my favorites in Vicksburg, MS
One of my favorites in Vicksburg, MS
Seen in Port Gibson, MS
Seen in Port Gibson, MS
Seen in Alexandria, LA
Seen in Alexandria, LA
DeQuincy, LA
DeQuincy, LA
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An Elkhart, IN mural
An Elkhart, IN mural
I saw this mural in Grand Haven, MI
I saw this mural in Grand Haven, MI
A Muskegan mural
A Muskegan mural
The Funky Farm mural in Muskegan, MI
The Funky Farm mural in Muskegan, MI
From Muskegan, MI
From Muskegan, MI
Cross City, MI
Cross City, MI
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You can find this mural in Escanaba, MI
A half shell in Norway MI sports this mural.
A half shell in Norway MI sports this mural.
Norway, MI
Norway, MI
Sweeeet!!
Sweeeet!!
Hey Culligan man
Hey Culligan man
A Tekahma wall mural.
A Tekahma wall mural.
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The postcard mural
The postcard mural
Threadgills restaurant
Threadgills restaurant
You can see this wall art in Thorndale, TX
You can see this wall art in Thorndale, TX
 One would hope that all our bakerys are sanitary.
One would hope that all our bakerys are "sanitary".
Photographed in Cameron, TX
Photographed in Cameron, TX
Spotted in Tarpon Springs, FL
Spotted in Tarpon Springs, FL
A painted wall in Quincy, FL
A painted wall in Quincy, FL
A Coke wall in Quincy, FL
A Coke wall in Quincy, FL
A true Ghost Wall in Amherst, TX
A true "Ghost Wall" in Amherst, TX
Shawnee, OK. This wall mural comes alive in HDR processing
Shawnee, OK. This wall mural comes alive in HDR processing
A Shawnee, OK  Mural
A Shawnee, OK Mural
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The Davis, OK Wall
The Davis, OK Wall
An Ardmore, OK ghost wall
An Ardmore, OK ghost wall
Seen in Austin, Texas
Seen in Austin, Texas
This mural and the adjacent one were two walls at right angles to each other.
This mural and the adjacent one were two walls at right angles to each other.
This wall was adjacent to the previous image.
This wall was adjacent to the previous image.
You can see this mural in Arcadia, FL.
You can see this mural in Arcadia, FL.
tarpon_springs_fl
:: tarpon_springs_fl ::
In the City of Abbeville. LA
In the City of Abbeville. LA
A mural in Gueydan, LA, the self proclaimed Duck Capital of the World.
A mural in Gueydan, LA, the self proclaimed "Duck Capital of the World."
The Murals of Sour Lake Texas
:: The Murals of Sour Lake Texas ::
t1%2f15%2f101815%2f4%2f130750919.R7eY5ivd.jpg This wall of murals can be found in Tunica, MS
This wall of murals can be found in Tunica, MS
This nostalgic wall is in Corsicana, TX
This nostalgic wall is in Corsicana, TX
Marlin, TX
:: Marlin, TX ::
Apparently this store still sells Coke for $.05
Apparently this store still sells Coke for $.05
Murals in Canton, TX
:: Murals in Canton, TX ::
The Murals of Lufkin, TX
:: The Murals of Lufkin, TX ::
I found this wall in Rusk, TX
I found this wall in Rusk, TX
DeQuincy, Louisiana
DeQuincy, Louisiana
The Murals of DeRidder, LA
:: The Murals of DeRidder, LA ::
Jasper, TX
Jasper, TX
Winnsboro, LA
:: Winnsboro, LA ::
This mural was photographed in Marksville, LA
This mural was photographed in Marksville, LA
Seen in Mansura, LA
Seen in Mansura, LA
Seen in Logansport, LA.
Seen in Logansport, LA.
Marshall Texas Murals
:: Marshall Texas Murals ::
Palestine, Texas
:: Palestine, Texas ::
Retro Cool
"Retro Cool"
Seen in Trinidad, TX
Seen in Trinidad, TX
smithville_tx_walls_
:: smithville_tx_walls_ ::
Post, TX
Post, TX
Seen in....
Seen in....
Photo taken in Mountainair, NM
Photo taken in Mountainair, NM
Seen in Mountainair, NM
Seen in Mountainair, NM
Photographed in Flagstaff, AZ
Photographed in Flagstaff, AZ
Seen outside the Holbrook, AZ visitors center
Seen outside the Holbrook, AZ visitors center
Seen in Winslow AZ
Seen in Winslow AZ
Winslow AZ welcomes you
Winslow AZ welcomes you
Seen in Bishop, CA
Seen in Bishop, CA
This mural was photographed in Carson City, CO
This mural was photographed in Carson City, CO
Barstow, CA Murals
:: Barstow, CA Murals ::
The Walls of Ely, NV
:: The Walls of Ely, NV ::
A clever painting of an indian adobe dwelling on a building facade in Cortez, CO.
A clever painting of an indian adobe dwelling on a building facade in Cortez, CO.
The walls of Montrose, CO
:: The walls of Montrose, CO ::
Seen in Chama, NM
Seen in Chama, NM
Photographed in Creede Colorado
Photographed in Creede Colorado
Wall mural photographed in Taos, NM
Wall mural photographed in Taos, NM
Walls in Las Vegas, NM
:: Walls in Las Vegas, NM ::
Seen in Clovis, NM
Seen in Clovis, NM
Fort Sumner, NM Murals
:: Fort Sumner, NM Murals ::
Seen in Slaton, TX
Seen in Slaton, TX
Photographed in Littlefield, TX
Photographed in Littlefield, TX
Photographed in Muleshoe, TX
Photographed in Muleshoe, TX
Seen in Menard, TX
Seen in Menard, TX
Photographed in Bronte, TX.
Photographed in Bronte, TX.
Superman lives in Texas!
Superman lives in Texas!
Photographed in Clovis, NM
Photographed in Clovis, NM
Actually, I have no idea where I took this picture!!
Actually, I have no idea where I took this picture!!
Photographed in Bellville, TX
Photographed in Bellville, TX
Stagecoach Road, Photographed in Seguin, Tx
"Stagecoach Road", Photographed in Seguin, Tx
Seen on the front of the Chopped and Diced custom shop in Seguin, TX
Seen on the front of the Chopped and Diced custom shop in Seguin, TX
The Horsemen,   Cameron, TX
The Horsemen, Cameron, TX
This wall can be found in Brady, TX
This wall can be found in Brady, TX
Seen in Brady, TX
Seen in Brady, TX
Photographed in Baird, TX, just outside Abilene.
Photographed in Baird, TX, just outside Abilene.
Another baird. TX wall painting.
Another baird. TX wall painting.
walls_in_cisco_tx
:: walls_in_cisco_tx ::
rising_star_tx_walls
:: rising_star_tx_walls ::
Murals in San Angelo, TX
:: Murals in San Angelo, TX ::
walls_in_olney_tx_
:: walls_in_olney_tx_ ::
Seen in Haskell,  TX
Seen in Haskell, TX
Taken in Stamford, TX. Where the sky becomes part of the wall.
Taken in Stamford, TX. Where the sky becomes part of the wall.
Seen in Stamford, TX
Seen in Stamford, TX
A Ghost Sign photographed in Stamford, TX
A Ghost Sign photographed in Stamford, TX
Seen in Anson, TX
Seen in Anson, TX
Photographed in Abilene, TX  on the wall of the Beehive Resteraunt and Bar
Photographed in Abilene, TX on the wall of the Beehive Resteraunt and Bar
The wall of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, Abilene, TX
The wall of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum, Abilene, TX
Photgraphed in San Angelo, TX
Photgraphed in San Angelo, TX
Photographed in Teague, TX
Photographed in Teague, TX
Seen in Austin, TX
Seen in Austin, TX
Photographed in Austin, TX
Photographed in Austin, TX
Seen in Austin, TX
Seen in Austin, TX
Photo from Georgetown, TX
Photo from Georgetown, TX
The McGregor Centennial Wall
The McGregor Centennial Wall
Image made in McGregor TX
Image made in McGregor TX
A barn mural near Maxdale, TX
A barn mural near Maxdale, TX
Photographed in McGregor, TX
Photographed in McGregor, TX
Photographed in Hamilton, TX
Photographed in Hamilton, TX
The Valley Mills Chief of Police standing beside a fire truck mural.
The Valley Mills Chief of Police standing beside a fire truck mural.
Valley Mills, TX
Valley Mills, TX
This mural is painted on the side wall of the Kemp-fire Barbecue in Kempner, TX.
This mural is painted on the side wall of the Kemp-fire Barbecue in Kempner, TX.
A wall of neon signs for sale, Wimberly, TX
A wall of neon signs for sale, Wimberly, TX
Seen in Hutto, TX
Seen in Hutto, TX
The Hutto Chamber of Commerce Building, Hutto, TX
The Hutto Chamber of Commerce Building, Hutto, TX
Hamburger anyone?  Taylor, Tx
Hamburger anyone? Taylor, Tx
Drink Dr Pepper. Taylor, Tx
Drink Dr Pepper. Taylor, Tx
A Coca Cola and all purpose store  sign in Cameron, TX
A Coca Cola and all purpose store sign in Cameron, TX
Image made in Rogers, TX.
Image made in Rogers, TX.
Boot Roundup
Boot Roundup
Aquarium
Aquarium
Photographed in Starke, FL
Photographed in Starke, FL
Photographed in Dothan, AL
Photographed in Dothan, AL
Seen in Dothan, AL
Seen in Dothan, AL
Shot in Dothan, AL
Shot in Dothan, AL
Photographed in Dothan, AL
Photographed in Dothan, AL
Photographed in Andalusia, AL
Photographed in Andalusia, AL
Shot in Andalusia, AL
Shot in Andalusia, AL
Photographed in Enterprise, AL
Photographed in Enterprise, AL
Enterprise, AL
Enterprise, AL
Seen in Daleville, AL
Seen in Daleville, AL
From Hattiesburg, MS
From Hattiesburg, MS
Photographed in Hattiesburg, MS
Photographed in Hattiesburg, MS
Photographed in Gulfport, MS
Photographed in Gulfport, MS
Photographed in Fort Pierce. FL
Photographed in Fort Pierce. FL
Seen in Fort Pierce, FL
Seen in Fort Pierce, FL
Photographed in McComb, MS
Photographed in McComb, MS
Photographed in Eunice, Louisiana
Photographed in Eunice, Louisiana
Photo made in Hattesburg, MS
Photo made in Hattesburg, MS
Photographed at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
Photographed at the Kennedy Space Center, Cape Canaveral, FL
Detail of the Bertram TX wall
Detail of the Bertram TX wall
Bertram, Texas
Bertram, Texas
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Cuero, TX
Nixon TX, 1906.
Nixon TX, 1906.
Beeville, Texas
Beeville, Texas
Belton, TX
Belton, TX
Temple, TX
Temple, TX
walls_in_ingram_tx
:: walls_in_ingram_tx ::
Git along little dogie, git along.
Git along little dogie, git along.
Get your saddle here. Hutto, TX
Get your saddle here. Hutto, TX
Seen in the small Texas Town of Pflugerville.
Seen in the small Texas Town of Pflugerville.
Bartlett, TX
Bartlett, TX
Seen in Bartlett, TX. Since 1893.
Seen in Bartlett, TX. Since 1893.
The side of an old auto repair shop in Round Rock, TX.
The side of an old auto repair shop in Round Rock, TX.
Bryan, TX
Bryan, TX
Kileen, TX. 2008
Kileen, TX. 2008
Seen in Kileen, TX on the Edward Jones investment firm building
Seen in Kileen, TX on the Edward Jones investment firm building
Lockhart, TX, 2008
Lockhart, TX, 2008
Seen In Lockhart TX
Seen In Lockhart TX
Seen in Lampasas, TX, 5/26/08
Seen in Lampasas, TX, 5/26/08
Seen in Lampasas, TX, 5/26/08
Seen in Lampasas, TX, 5/26/08
Seen in Johnson City, TX
Seen in Johnson City, TX
This wall as seen in Cameron, TX
This wall as seen in Cameron, TX
Seen in Kingsland, TX
Seen in Kingsland, TX
Thorndale, TX
Thorndale, TX
5/11/08 Giddings, TX
5/11/08 Giddings, TX
5/11/08 Giddings, TX
5/11/08 Giddings, TX
01/12/08,   Jennings, LA
01/12/08, Jennings, LA
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