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Ghost Signs
< on 8/19/2017 6:12 PM >
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Got some? Post em!

Once vibrant, “ghost signs,” or “brick ads” or “fading ads,” remind us of businesses that were vital to the life of cities and towns. In Baltimore, carriages, factories, corner stores that are long gone are still promoted on the sides of brick buildings.

These images were hand painted by “wall dogs,” artisans who often worked several stories above ground. The amount of lead in the paint they used helped preserve their work so even after a century of sun, rain, and snow some of their work is clearly visible. Others are so weathered only fragments of the original sign remains.*

*reprint from Baltimore-Sun

I won't take all that they hand me down, And make out I smile, though I wear a frown,
And I'm not gonna take it all lying down. 'Cause once I get started, I go to town,
'Cause I'm not like everybody else, I'm not like everybody else I'm not like everybody else. I'm not like everybody else...

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Radioactivity, its in the air for you & me

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Re: Ghost Signs
< Reply # 1 on 8/20/2017 2:16 AM >
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I hear Northern Ireland has tons of these

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Combining form and functionality

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Re: Ghost Signs
< Reply # 2 on 8/23/2017 5:15 AM >
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I found this one on the roof of a restaurant in Wisconsin. The building is not abandoned, but the business the sign advertises no longer exists.

At the end of the day, we're all just archaeologists who jumped the gun.

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Re: Ghost Signs
< Reply # 3 on 8/23/2017 5:22 PM >
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"Hit Kim Il-Sung" or something to that extent.


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Re: Ghost Signs
< Reply # 4 on 8/24/2017 2:03 AM >
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I think this one might already be kicking around on here, but...

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