Where in the Area is this Ghost Ad?

Ghost ads, faded ads, call them what you will, they abound in the Oranges

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.  

lydia lacey March 05, 2013 at 05:42 PM
I love the quotation marks
Joy Yagid March 06, 2013 at 02:43 AM
I just noticed this the other day and was wondering what the story was.
Doug Zacker March 07, 2013 at 03:52 PM
I would venture to say it's relatively new. I also JUST noticed it. Why would it be new though?
Marcia Worth March 07, 2013 at 04:48 PM
Well, I don't think it's new, though maybe it was covered by siding before? (That's just a guess.) I'm trying to use old maps to figure out what the building was, but the man who runs the Faded Ad blog is helping too. I think the sign is charming, and intriguing.
Anita Miller March 14, 2013 at 06:20 PM
That style of leaded glass window could be about 100 years old. (I'd love to see your old maps!)


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