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Fading Ad: H.C. Evans & Company

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H.C. Evans & Company (at 1528 W. Adams Street, Chicago) was once a major manufacturer of slot machines, jukeboxes, pinball machines and...crooked casino equipment. Below is a nice image of the factory from the company's 1929 catalogue (source), looking much the same as it does today.

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August 5, 2015 in Photography | Permalink


How close would you say you are to having documented all of the painted signs in this city? Are you running out of targets? Or are there enuf for two lifetimes of cataloging?

Posted by: Paul at Aug 6, 2015 4:42:02 AM

I have barely scratched the surface. The thing about fading ads is that they're usually hidden. Finding them takes a lot of time and a lot of walking down alleys. I could walk the city for the rest of my life and still not find all of them.

Posted by: Pete at Aug 9, 2015 11:18:03 AM