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.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
Cincinnati-born Ronny Salerno is a professional photographer and founder of QueenCityDiscovery.com, an ongoing documentation of urban exploration, history and photography throughout Cincinnati and the greater Midwest region. He is a graduate of Northern Kentucky University with a BA in studio arts (photography) and a concentration in journalism. Ronny's work has been featured in "Forgotten Cincinnati," a series of photographic exhibitions that documented abandoned buildings throughout the region.