I have driven past this building in Elkview, West Virginia, countless times and have always thought it was a defunct bar. The faded out figures and text painted onto the cinderblock wall tend to catch my eye as I pass by, so the other day I stopped to make an image.
Upon studying the resulting photograph, I realized that there is additional text on the wall that has been painted over. Cranking up the contrast in Photoshop to a ridiculous level brought out the hidden message, and it turns out Diana Lynn’s is a defunct photography studio instead of a bar. This also serves to explain the rather dressed-up looking figures on the wall, which didn’t really fit into what I know of rural West Virginia bars.