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A Selection of Fading Ads

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So there’s this blog full of eclectic wonder called Messy Nessy Chic that I really love. I could get lost for hours (but I don’t… willpower y’all!) This post documenting the “ghost signs” photographed by Derek Stenborg was too good not to share, especially here. Painted ads are always catching my eye. I bet they catch yours too! Check out …

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Looking for a Miss Universal

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In poring through the Universal Life Insurance Company’s commemorative books, I’ve realized there were quite a lot of beauty queens who were crowned and represented the company. I would love to interview any Miss Universals out there to learn more about how these queens were crowned and what your role was like. If you once wore a ULICO crown or …

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Charlie Musselwhite & Leahy’s Inspirations

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Leahy’s was inspirational for a lot of writers, artists, and musicians like Charlie Musselwhite. He wrote in the liner notes of his 2002 album One Night in America… Where I grew up, if I went out the back gate I was in Leahy’s Trailer Court. I had a lot of friends there and hung out there a lot. Itinerant-type people …