28 November 2010

Ghost Signs: Restored "Bull" Durham- Day 18

Back to "Bull" Durham as promised! This restored ghost sign can be found in Nauvoo, IL, on the side of the Hotel Nauvoo.
restored "bull" durham ghost sign
According to the Nauvoo Historical Society's walking tour, the sign was originally painted during the late 1800s to early 1900s when the building was the Hudson Brothers' Meat Market. The sign has since been restored- most recently in the 1990s.

restored "bull" durham ghost sign
As far as "Bull" Durham goes, these particular ghost signs are pretty common. Bull Durham Tobacco originates from Durham, North Carolina. It was named Bull Durham tobacco in 1868. (ref)

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