I’m a big fan of the ghost signs, the old murals on the sides of old buildings that are fading away. One recurring ghost sign I see around Utah is an ad for Mountaineer Overalls.
I heard from relentlesshistory that they were produced by ZCMI in the 1800s.
I wanted to start a collection of those on this page.
In my exploring I often come across cool ghost signs (old murals/ads that are fading away).
One of the recurring signs I see if for Henry George 5¢ Cigars.
When I see something coming up again and again I like to create its own page on my website for it, so this page will be for collecting the Henry George Cigar Murals I find.
I haven’t found any real history on the Henry George cigars yet.
Henty George Signs:
Ghost signs are old ads and murals that were painted (usually onto the sides of buildings) and are fading away now. I have always loved them and decided to start a little collection of those that I come across.
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1902 – 1932
Official outlet of ZCMI (Zion’s Co-operative Mercantile Institution), “America’s First Department Store”. This building housed the “Consolidated Mercantile” from 1902 to 1932. It was part of the ZCMI co-operative system servicing more than 150 communities in the intermountain area with retail commodities and services beginning in 1868.
The 8 photos below were copied from the real estate listing and were not taken by me.