As more and more communities invest in rehabilitating their historic downtown districts the focus inevitably shifts to the preservation of faded ghosts signs therein. Downtown Mooresville is one such community, rich with Railroad Era ads that have since faded into disrepair. Residents have rallied together in order to preserve these pieces that contribute to the overall character of their town. Jeremy Russell and Scott Allred, co-owners of Brushcan Custom Murals, are responsible for restoring a number of these faded signs. In order to accurately capture the original appearance, the two generate images of the sign derived from advertisements found in local archives.