Painted advertisements used to be common-place until the use of billboards all but eliminated this practice. These painted ads offer a glimpse into products that were designed, produced, and sold locally, by family owned businesses. Over time, these painted ads began to fade, adding to their mystique, and making their documenting all the more important. The documentation of these ads is something that I enjoy doing. Although difficult to come by (for the most part), if one looks carefully enough, they can be spotted in more industrial parts of cities. Enjoy just a select few from my collection of photographs of painted ads.