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User Image johnnyfoxrocks Posted: Dec 14, 2017 7:16 AM (UTC)

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A very old painted sign for R.Sullivan, wardrobe dealer in Southwark, London. There is some beautiful detail in the little embellished bits of script and the chunky serif uppercase isnt bad either. It's also intruiging to see hints of an even older sign coming through underneath - ten points to anyone who can guess what it says!
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#type #typography #typespotting #typeinthecity #oldtype #oldsigns #urbantype #urbantypography #urbantyping #urbanlettering #foundtype #foundtypography  #streettypography #streettype #streetsigns #handlettering #letters #lettering #signs #signage #signhunting #ghostsign #ghostsigns #ghostsignsuk #paintedsigns #alwayshandpaint #london #southwark #palimpsest #script
User Image pureglasgowtype Posted: Dec 14, 2017 7:04 AM (UTC)

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Nice little ampersand in amongst some sharp serif type. Keeps its strength but stops it feeling too commanding. Thanks to @mcarsten for the shot.
User Image vanishingseattle Posted: Dec 14, 2017 4:31 AM (UTC)
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Frye Hotel Garage ghost sign (& horse wheat paste) on 3rd Ave S between Washington & Occidental in #PioneerSquare. The red brick building on the right (123 3rd Ave S) will be demo’d for a 6-story apartment building above an art gallery. The new building would likely cover the #ghostsign. #ghostsignsofseattle #historicseattle #fryehotel #fryehotelgarage #demolition #development #redevelopment #seattlestreetart #streetart #wheatpaste #seattlewheatpaste #seattle #vanishingseattle
User Image signwatching Posted: Dec 14, 2017 1:47 AM (UTC)
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Welcome to Cusco (that’s Qosqo to you cheeky Incans). I don’t know if this is even technically a #ghostsign, since the butcher shop could well be hidden in the alley somewhere, still in business. But things sure crumble fast up here at 11,000 feet. Must have been a lot of rebuilding along the way to make Cusco the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas. #signs #signgeeks #signpainting #ghostsigns #foundtype #ig_signage #cusco #qosqo #travelperu #latinoamerica #letreros #carteles #signpost #haveyouseenthesigns
User Image historicportland Posted: Dec 13, 2017 11:09 PM (UTC)
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Sign, ca. 1920s
I went to check out this sign on a hot tip from @weinbagel. Despite all my Googling I couldn't figure what hotel this was an add for. But based on the price this sign is from the early 20th century and potentially 100 years old!
#ghostsign
User Image artseastny Posted: Dec 13, 2017 8:49 PM (UTC)

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#tbt to the Fortunoff store on Livonia Ave in 1922. Max & Clara Fortunoff launched one of the most booming business around- introducing one of the first department stores in Brooklyn. Even though their business has since dissolved- you can still see the Fortunoff ghost sign on 503 Pennsylvania Avenue!
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Thank you to @zulmilenathen and @peny.bk for sharing this piece of the past on Saturday's Trolley Tour! -
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#knowyourhistory #ghostsign #fortunoff #enyhistory #eastnewyork #knowledge #historiclandmark #artseastnewyork #boomingbuisnesses #1922
User Image kj_hocking Posted: Dec 13, 2017 8:22 PM (UTC)

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Ghost sign just visible in Carlton. 'Better tea, better gifts.' #ghostsign #vintagesign #oldsign #carlton @thetypeset
User Image shopfrontelegy Posted: Dec 13, 2017 7:40 PM (UTC)
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H.F. & G.W. Smith (2013): Trendy gallery Breese Little appropriating a previous owner’s more prosaic title.
#shopfront #storefront #shopfronts #storefronts #shopfrontuk #shopfrontelegy #urbandecay #vintage #ghostsign #ghostsignsuk
User Image mike.wil Posted: Dec 13, 2017 6:59 PM (UTC)

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roadside attractions...
User Image ghostbuildings Posted: Dec 13, 2017 6:55 PM (UTC)
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The corner of Adams and Leonard Streets in Dorchester, MA. There’s a post office on the ground floor, but the rest of the former O’Hearn Storage building is vacant, hence the bricked up windows. This used to be known as the Fields Building and had a music hall on the 3rd floor. The Fields’ original home dating to 1795 is hidden away just behind and looks similarly empty. Which is a Federalist era shame! Found by @ronstrau1
#ghostbuildings #atlasobscura #urbanexploration #urbexpeople #explore #exploration #urbex #urbexpeople #abandoned #abandonedplaces #ghostsigns #ghostbuilding #ghostsign #dorchester #massachusetts

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