Ghost Ads

Ghost signs, those advertisements from bygone days, still clinging to their facades, long after the product that they're advertising has likely ceased to exist. We have a bunch of these hand-painted beauties here in Durham and it's nice to know that other people are turned on enough to want to archive the ones in their area. Check out the History of Advertising Trust for over 600 examples of this kind of advertising archeology.

via neatorama


  1. Oh I'll have to go and photograph all the ones in my town, there are lots left!

  2. Thanks for this post! I'm a bit in love with photos of the past - including ghost ads. I'm excited to spend some time in these galleries.

  3. Thanks Paul! BillHubby and I were just in D'erm on Saturday snapping pics of ghost signs! He is gonna love the link!