‘Fading Ads of Chicago’: Vintage Advertisements on the City’s Brick Buildings that Remain from a Bygone Era

PHOTO: Vintage Coca Cola ad. Courtesy of Joseph Marlin.

Dave Plier talks to author Joseph Marlin, who began documenting the city’s advertisements on the side of brick buildings that still remain from bygone era (1890 to 1915), from national brands to mom-and-pop shops, many have disappeared… and his collection offers a last glimpse in his new book ‘Fading Ads of Chicago’.


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