Confectionery

Archive photo of tobacco shop with traditional original signage

Wonderful lettering and language at heart of Fleetwood restoration project

An effort is underway to repaint the fading remains of this fantastic example of shop fascia lettering in Fleetwood. I love the language, “Bacca Shoppee” in particular, and the repetition of the core offering across all elements of the shop front. It is interesting to note that the wooden frames are also painted. They can …

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Hand-painted sign on a wall revealed after demolition of adjacent building.

Multi-business ghostsign revealed in St. Petersburg, Texas

Fantastic reveal from┬áSt. Petersburg (Texas, not Russia). Three brands once resided in the building: Ermatinger hatters; Hayward’s toy shop; and the Wisteria confectionery company. Given the equal portion of wall space allotted to each business it is likely they split the cost of this sign three ways. It has been dated to 1929 and some …

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