Tag: Thomas Cusack

Ghost Signs: Gold Medal Flour

Ghost Signs: Gold Medal Flour
Gold Medal Flour was first produced in 1880 by the Washburn-Crosby Company. Naturally, it was given this name after winning the gold medal at the Millers’ Exhibition in Cincinnati, Ohio. Many ghost signs for Gold Medal Flour can still be seen not only in Chicago, but across the country. Like Fletcher’s Castoria, the product was... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Marigold Margarine

Ghost Signs: Marigold Margarine
At 5077 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Square, you’ll find a ghost sign that’s still very much intact. Unfortunately, because half of it was obscured, it’s hard to tell what in the heck it is. The sign is advertising Marigold Margarine. Based on the style in old newspaper adverts, it was probably painted around a century... Read more »

Ghost Sign of Mystery

Ghost Sign of Mystery
While walking down Milwaukee Avenue in Bucktown, I happened across a vibrant partial ghost sign at 1831 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Given how bright the colors were, I could only assume that the sign was only recently revealed in the past few years. What frustrated me, however, was that I could not tell what business the... Read more »
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