fading ads http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Book 'Fading Ads Of St. Louis' Showcases Unique Slice Of History http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/book-fading-ads-st-louis-showcases-unique-slice-history <p>William Stage first noticed faded ads painted on brick walls back in the 1970s, when he pounded the St. Louis pavement as a public health officer for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.</p><p>“Once you do begin to notice them, it’s contagious, you find more and more,” Stage said.</p><p>He began carrying around a camera to document the ads, and in 1989 published a book on the topic, “Ghost Signs: Brick Wall Signs in America.”</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 22:35:55 +0000 Camille Phillips 32925 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Book 'Fading Ads Of St. Louis' Showcases Unique Slice Of History