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 nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real 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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