Savannah Ghost Sign

Susan nolen's ghost signs

I was waiting for the bus to pick me back up. I had spent the day wandering the fabulous city of Savannah, Georgia, when I looked up to find this ghost sign. I love old advertising signs that haven’t been washed over or lost to construction. This one was for Bayer Pills. I’m  guessing this sign was painted on the red brick well before  1899, since that was the year when Bayer trademarked the now famous moniker,  Aspirin. If I am correct, it’s pretty amazing to see this sign selling Bayer Pills.

About susan sheldon

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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5 Responses to Savannah Ghost Sign

  1. yprior1 says:

    I think I will now be looking for more of this signs – especially around richmond va – with the old history here – there is a spice place we drive by sometimes and that is on my list to get first – so thanks for the idea!
    and here – it is crazy to think that this is 116 years old – hard to imagine that many years when I look at an old painting or antique piece of furniture – or to see a sign – and when I see them it reminds me of things change – but then sometimes not so much – some things just get recycled or modified – but a sign with a readable font – can’t improve too much on that….

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