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Monday, September 15, 2008


Old Advertising Around The City

If you drive around Worcester, you will see a lot of old, faded painted advertisements from the last 100 years. I always find these much more interesting than modern ads and street murals. The Green Street Bridge was 10 times cooler when it displayed the Oilzum ad than when it was covered with the Perestroika mural. Anyways, the picture below shows the faded remnants of a Coca-Cola ad on the side of the tenement that houses Kelley Square Pizza.

And this building next to the old shop that housed Tony's Automotive on Chandler Street until very recently showed about 3/4ths of an ad for Pillsbury Flour that must have dated back to the 1920s or 1930s. It was painted over as part of the renovations. A shame, really.

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