The Ghostsigns Blog
The Ghostsigns blog is where I write up my own and others’ research. I have been published here since 2007 and there are over 500 articles in total. I welcome submissions, and now do a digest of these and other things of interest via the Ghostsigns newsletter.
London’s Ghost Signs in the 80s and 90s, by Peter Marshall
Peter Marshall’s collection of London’s ghost signs from the 1980s and 90s are part of a wider set of historically significant images.
Ice Cream for Health, says J. Boni in Edinburgh
Ice Cream for Health, says J. Boni in Edinburgh, as the 1930s ghost sign is revealed, preserved, and partially covered.
Tooting Ghost Signs for Gowns and Grooves
Digging into the Tooting ghost signs for gowns and grooves revealed on Mitcham Road.
ABC: Always Be Checking (for more Ghost Signs)
MaryAlice Bitts-Jackson with an important lesson in hunting for ghost signs from Danville, Virginia.
The Donovan Bros Sign at 46 Crispin Street
The Donovan Bros sign at 46 Crispin Street has a fascinating story to tell, and here’s more about proprietor Patrick Donovan and signwriter Alfred Keil.
Unpeeling Layers of Late-Victorian Signwriting
Three layers of late-Victorian signwriting in palimpsest are identified on this South London ghost sign, found on Anerley Road.