Some aficionados call them ghost signs or ghost ads. Others describe them as fading ads or phantoms. By any name, faded ads are relics of past times and, often, forgotten products, recycles into street art. And there are many faded ads in and around the South Orange - Maplewood area if you look closely.
Frank H. Jump maintains a collection of images on his blog, Fading Ad, and describes how gathering the photos is a singular perspective on New York and its environs.
The photo here is an unusual ghost ad since it's not painted on a building, but built into the windows. Have any alert Patch readers seen this? Do you know where to find this wonderful faded ad???
Do you have a favorite faded ad? Please tell us in the comments or submit a photo.