I live in a town full of brick buildings, with the original Main Street storefronts still pretty much intact. My town once had its share of old faded shop signs, painted directly on the bricks. They're mostly gone now, painted over or faded beyond recognition.
Whenever I find these old, wonderful signs of days gone by, I try to record them in photographs. And I'm grateful that so many small towns on our travels still have intact historic main streets. This sign is on the wall of an old freight company in a small town in Idaho. It lists all the goods that the company once shipped, and it's one of my favorite signs.