Skirting the Edges of a Ghostsign in Washington DC


Painted sign on a wall advertising 'Hospital for Horses and Dogs'

Photo: Mark Eddison

Here is a new (to me at least) approach to respecting ghostsigns while undertaking building renovations/property development. The host wall of this sign in Washington DC has been painted, with a careful distance left around the surviving lettering for this veterinary hospital. It could well be twinned with this one in London’s Belgravia and adds to a growing list of novel approaches to conserving/protecting ghostsigns, including this one in Canada.

Thanks Mark and Keith for sending this one through. Here it is in context and click to read more posts about protection and restoration.

Painted sign on a wall advertising 'Hospital for Horses and Dogs'

Photo: Mark Eddison

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