You win some, you lose some and Caroline has definitely found a winner with this fantastic Brymay matches reveal in West Norwood. It is part of a wider campaign by the Bryant & May company, as can be seen by the other examples of their advertising in the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive. In […]
Fantastic reveal from St. Petersburg (Texas, not Russia). Three brands once resided in the building: Ermatinger hatters; Hayward’s toy shop; and the Wisteria confectionery company. Given the equal portion of wall space allotted to each business it is likely they split the cost of this sign three ways. It has been dated to 1929 and some […]
This is an amazing reveal inside a restaurant in Suffolk, Virginia, showing a vintage Coca-Cola almost perfectly preserved as it would have looked when first painted. This article offers some evidence that the sign could date from the 1890s, I wonder if they’ll do something with the top portion which is presumably on the second […]
This sign was discovered here on the Greenwich Village Daily Photo blog. It is a recent reveal soon to be covered up again, fittingly described by Ken Mac as “reverting to its time capsule status”. This development has also been picked up on Frank Jump’s Fading Ad blog and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York blog.
Areta Kovalska just added a link to this post about ghostsigns from Lviv in Ukraine to the Ghostsigns Facebook page. It not only has some fascinating images but also some insightful observations on the meaning of these pieces of painted advertising from the former Soviet Union. See more from Areta on the Shadows from a […]
Photo: Dr Matthew Sweet Evidence of the weather revealing what might otherwise be hidden. I’m sure I’ve seen a Mazawattee Tea sign elsewhere, perhaps with an illustration of some sort, any leads welcome in the comments…
Photo: Roger Plothow This treasure has just been uncovered, more background on Roger’s blog. It’s an interesting case of the weather working to ‘save’ a sign rather than eroding it.
Photo: Ewan Munro This sign in Oxted, Surrey, is no more, while this one (pictured) is subject to the whims of ourdoor advertising company primesight. Credit to Sebastien for picking these up. The True Form one reminds me of the Kings Cross Road BP sign before its eventual demise, and the ongoing updating of the billboards at […]
Photo: udhcmh Documentation of the exposure resulting from fire on Ohio State University land in 1996.
Nice photo of the sign in its former glory also available (click here). Looks like it has been painted at least twice because of the different layout in each image.