Ghostly faded signs of the West Side

Maybe these businesses advertised on the side of a building in the West 30s are still around, but I can’t find a record on any of them.

I’m glad the ad is still holding on against the elements. It’s a ghostly glimpse into New York’s business past.


Most of these firms are related to the printing business: photo engineering, paper suppliers, etc. Yet strangely, tucked in the middle is an ad for the U.S. Navy publicity bureau. 

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4 Responses to “Ghostly faded signs of the West Side”

  1. Donna Muller Says:

    Just returned from an amazing weekend in NYC; I am so glad you are recording these things. Can’t stop reading your site.

  2. Randy Says:

    There is a old WABC RADIO 77 sign that is still in very good condition on the side of a tenant building on 145th street and St.Nicolas avenue.

  3. wildnewyork Says:

    Cool–I’ll have to head up there and check it out!

  4. The lost paper makers of the far West Village « Ephemeral New York Says:

    […] also had a location in the West 30s—and interestingly, that faded ad is still legible […]

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