Thursday, August 29, 2013

Ghost Signs Near Hubbard & Wood

Saw the first one after I left the Printers Ball in July. Simplex Wire is located in Boston, but I doubt this is the same place. There are other helpful words, as well.

Then there's the graffiti guy who tells you what was being sold in the now vacant building on 71st. Back to Hubbard Street, the3rd and 4th photos are really tough.At some point, it would be easier finding an old phone book from the 1920s.

The last photo is on Western. This is all you get, the rest is weeds and part of a shed. Is the first word Fox? There are many Fox Deluxe signs hidden in the city, evidently they ran a smart beer campaign in the 40s and 50s.


Chicago Aveue Subway

It is kinda neat when you are waiting for a train in the subway at Chicago and State (there is also an elevated stop, the one you most often see in films, at Chicago & Franklin) because, for reasons unknown to me, there is a wall with doorways that separate the northbound and the southbound trains. I have other photos from past years with some pretty decent scenes on the other side of the arches, but I'm only posting here theshots I took a week ago last Monday.