I love uncovering ghost signage. Hidden from view for years, often decades, it reappears when an awning or newer sign is removed, briefly transporting us back in time and giving us a glimpse into the neighborhood's past.
Many thanks to a loyal reader for sending over the above photo, of a 50s-era sign that was recently revealed when the owners of the Uncle Louie G's franchise on Fifth near Seventh Street took their awning down. The only word that's visible is "T.V.," possibly with the word "Marconi" above it, but it's hard to tell. Looks like there's an old phone number on there as well, along with some still covered words below, maybe "Repair Shop?"
Either way, it's very cool, and handpainted in a couple different now-retro fonts.