3 Jun 2012

History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive

The History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive is a free, searchable, online collection of hundreds of ghost signs from across the UK and Ireland. Photographers can make contributions via this page on their website, with queries to enquiries@hatads.org.uk.

Ghostsigns Submissions

There are a number of other ways to contribute to the wider Ghostsigns’ research and archiving work, including the Flickr group, Twitter and Instagram with the tag #ghostsigns.

If you want to submit images (UK and Worldwide) more formally for future archiving and publishing projects then these should be sent in high resolution to sam@ghostsigns.co.uk with the following text in the body of the email:

I certify that the attached photo(s) are my own work and that I own full copyright for their use. I grant to Ghostsigns, free of charge, permission to use the images in any way Ghostsigns wants, including modifying and adapting them for operational and editorial reasons, for publication in any media worldwide, including the Ghostsigns website which is accessed by international users. I also give permission to Ghostsigns to license these images for use by trusted third parties to support the future research efforts of Ghostsigns. In granting these permissions I retain the full copyright of these photo and will inform Ghostsigns of any changes to my position as the copyright owner. Details of the images submitted are given below.

File name:

Advertised brand:

Street name, city and country:

Photographer name/credit:

URL for online credits:

Date of photo:

Launch & Press

The History of Advertising Trust Ghostsigns Archive was launched at an event on the evening of Thursday, 18th March 2010. Pictures of the event can be found on this page from the blog and this Flickr set.

Blog posts related to the archive can be found by clicking here, including this piece for History Workshop Online that reflects on the archive’s development.

For press wishing to write about the archive please download the Ghostsigns Press Pack.

For updates and news visit the blog.

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