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The Friday Photo: Elizabeth Ghost Signs

Posted August 23rd, 2013 by Tracey Thorne with 4 Comments

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This weeks the Friday photo is of this ghost sign РElizabeth which was taken in Sparkhill, Birmingham. Ghost signs are old advertising  signs that were usually painted on by hand. I found an online archive of ghost signs here although not many for Brum. This sign looks pretty out of place now on this street and unless you look up you may never notice it down the side of this shop. It is in amazing condition. Let me know if you know of anymore would like to do a blog about ghost signs for the BCT?

4 Responses to “The Friday Photo: Elizabeth Ghost Signs”

  1. Bee January 25, 2015

    I lived on Esme Rd and my mom and Grandma used to take me to Elizabeth’s for clothes items it was a really lovely shop! What a memory

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  2. Clare Overton Lewis August 23, 2013

    Tracey, I love these!! Do you when this dates from?

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  3. Sam Roberts August 23, 2013

    You should also check out the History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive where you’ll find lots more from Birmingham and the Midlands (search using the box above the galleries): http://www.hatads.org.uk/ads/ghostsigns.aspx

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