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Saturday, September 1st, 2007
2:16 pm
[kristenlou]
the store of satisfaction
The Store of Satisfaction

I can't make out the old store name, but the second line says "Home Furnishers".

This one is in an alley between 272 and 282 Centre St. in Newton MA. It was impossible to get a decent straight on shot because of the buildings were too close together.
Tuesday, June 26th, 2007
11:01 am
[lost_narnian]
Tuesday, April 24th, 2007
2:11 pm
[kristenlou]
Savannah Ghost Signs
Frank & Co.


I just got back from a trip down south, and saw a bunch of ghost signs in Savannah. I'm sure there were more - these are just the ones I noticed while walking around.

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12:33 am
[clayrobeson]
When Ghost Signs Collide

3rd Street, Near Market, San Francisco, CA
12:32 am
[clayrobeson]
You'll Look Better and Love It!!!

Near 17th and Treat, San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, March 21st, 2007
9:01 pm
[urban_archivist]
Tuesday, March 20th, 2007
3:48 am
[urban_archivist]
Monday, January 8th, 2007
1:19 am
[restoman]
Rural Ghost Sign
This old barn is on West Dead Creek Road near Memphis, NY.

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Monday, November 20th, 2006
12:54 am
[nessachan]
Sutton, WV
a few signs here!Collapse )

Sorry the quality isn't that great.. it was raining and dark.

Current Mood: blah
Sunday, November 12th, 2006
11:35 am
[willceau_illo]
Grand Theatre
This has got to be the Mother of All Ghost Signs!

This is the Corner of 7th and Snyder in South Philly. It's another old building that has long since been re-purposed - Snyder Avenue is full of them. As you can see it is now Titan Industrial Supply.



But in a former life it was the Grand Theatre.



So how long ago was this former life?



Talkies? I thought it was quaint to find old signs that promised "Air Conditioned Comfort" or Motels that hawk "Color Television," but I think Talkies has got them beat.

Thank God these Titan guys aren't motivated to power wash the building.

Click on the picture for a more detailed view.
Saturday, November 11th, 2006
11:46 pm
[nessachan]
Question
I was wondering if anyone had any tips on photographing dead/ghost signs? There are some around town that are legible when you look at them, but when I take the picture, the contrast is too low and they are illegible again. I would like to photograph these signs before they are totally gone, but they are proving unreadable on film and digital media. I'll keep trying but if anyone has any advice, I'd love to hear it. =)

Current Mood: lonely
Tuesday, October 17th, 2006
6:43 pm
[nessachan]
first post
Hello,

here are some dead signs I found over the weekend.

follow the bouncing cut!Collapse )

Hope you enjoy!

Current Mood: bored
Friday, September 22nd, 2006
1:44 pm
[sassyinkpen]
Duluth, MN
Duluth, MN. Your LJ post today reminded me of this pic that I took ages ago, intending to post it up for you somewhere and I'm pretty sure I never did... (it's right across the street from my mechanic)

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1:50 pm
[komos]
Canal Street #4

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New Chardon Street, Boston, September 22, 2006
1:44 pm
[komos]
Canal Street #3

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Canal Street, Boston, September 22, 2006
1:44 pm
[komos]
Canal Street #2

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100 Canal Street, Boston, September 22, 2006
1:44 pm
[komos]
Canal Street #1

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Back of 239 Causeway Street, taken from Canal Street, Boston, September 22, 2006
Monday, September 4th, 2006
6:08 pm
[skwirll]
Be aware of your surroundings
The other day I was driving through Detroit towards Grosse Pointe on Jefferson Ave after installing a sign downtown. I decided to take a picture of a sign that I have passed many times. At the moment of pressing the shutter button, a 313 drug dealer stepped out of nowhere and thought that I was taking a picture of him...hi-jinks ensued ....and he pulled a gun.

Lesson learned: Old signs in urban areas can be in some rough areaS, be aware of your surroundings and keep your doors locked.

Note: I didn't even get the punk in the picture after all was said and done!

The unfortunately blocked picture that I almost took a bullet forCollapse )

x posted for my pleasure
Wednesday, August 9th, 2006
2:40 pm
[iterum]
Eastport, Maine, August 7, 2006
ghost signs

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Thursday, July 13th, 2006
5:08 pm
[komos]
Three from Ontario
I'm still here, just like the rest of you mugs, but I've been a tad preoccupied of late. These are a handful of shots that I took on a recent trip to Ontario. The first two are in Toronto, the last in a small town whose name is just utterly escaping me.

Enjoy. I look forward to seeing more of your finds. ^_^




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