A few months ago I posted a picture of one of the many ads that were painted on the side of brick buidlings in the Cream City.
I said I wanted to photograph as many as I could before they disappeared, but as always seems to be the case with me I dillie dallied too long.
There was a great, colorful advertisement that took up the side of an old building near Miller Park. I saw it, told myself I'd return to take the pic, and forgot about it.
A week later it was gone, covered by a layer of insulation and fresh siding.
So here's a brief stab at making amends - a survey of some ads I photographed while driving my wife's friend home. All lie within a half-mile of one another on or around a single south side street.
This first shot is that of an old dry-cleaner sign on a building that appears in the process of being converted to a residence.
The more things change . . While the original business is gone, the building is now occupied by another bakery.
This business is still going, though the beer they advertise is long gone.
A relatively recent ad, also with the business still going.
The ad still applies to the entertainment provided in the building, though the terminology certainly has changed. I don't think it's the original business either; odd how so many buildings seem to draw the same type of company decade after decade.