Fading Ad: Champlain Building
Walking down Wabash this afternoon, I was surprised to see this faded ad in the distance, a few blocks south on the opposite side of the street. I don't remember ever seeing it before, but I guess the El tracks block its view from most vantage points other than where I happened to be walking. The lettering is hard to make out, but I could just discern "Champlain" and "37", which I later found out was the Champlain Building, at 37 S. Wabash. Though the faded ad itself leaves much to be desired, I like the composition of this photo, particularly the contrast of the vertical columns of the buildings against the diagonals formed by the streetlights, tracks and windows.
There's a rapidly fading ad on a building here in KC that speaks of saddles and such. Priceless.
Posted by: Paul Lamb at May 21, 2013 7:55:35 PM
I have a photo in my archives of an ad for "tallow and hides." Certainly don't see those advertised any longer.
Posted by: Pete at May 22, 2013 9:32:17 AM