Fading Ads of London

Fading Ads of London

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Take a photographic journey into London's often overlooked advertising history and see how the capital's businesses of old made use of hand-painted signs to inform, advertise and appeal to consumers. This intriguing book profiles hand-painted advertising from across the city and investigates the companies that commissioned the signs that now appear faded - like ghosts - on the brickwork of buildings. It is a snapshot of a time that is almost forgotten but which lives on through the sometimes haunting presence of ghost signs on the city's streets.

Richly illustrated with 150 full-colour signs, this collection reveals the many varied industries and businesses of London's past. Fading Ads of London is a must for all true local historians.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 10mm | 220g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 150 Illustrations, color
  • 0752497626
  • 9780752497624
  • 1,255,850

About Helen Cox

Helen Cox is a freelance journalist and teacher. She is a keen photographer and enjoys photographing vintage advertising in and around London.
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