I'll be hosting a discussion and book signing for Fading Ads of Cincinnati next week at Joseph-Beth Booksellers in the Rookwood Pavillion.
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. Join author and photographer Ronny Salerno for a tour of Cincinnati's vanishing signs and their intriguing history.
When: January 13th, 7:00 PM
Where: 2692 Madison Rd. Cincinnati, OH 45208