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Ghost Signs
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Managed By: Icon Here The Wall Dogs
Faded, painted signs, at least 50 years old, on an exterior building wall heralding an obsolete product, an outdated trademark or a clue to the history of the building's occupancy.
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The advent of digitally printed vinyl ads over the past decade has rendered painted ads nearly obsolete. Vinyl ads are cheaper and faster to produce, and neon and electric ads have spread.

However, for many years outdoor advertising was limited to enormous ads painted, using lead-based paint, on the sides of barns and brick buildings. This practice has been largely abandoned in more recent times.

Image Source: Frank H. Jump

Yet a few remain, their lead lettering often serving as the sole reminder of the service or product they sold. Some are visible only after it rains, prompting the nickname "ghost signs."
Instructions for Posting a Ghost Signs Waymark:
Find a Ghost Sign and snap a picture. If you can tell us anything about the product being advertised that is definitely a plus.

The signs we are looking for are NOT restored to new condition. The point is to have a sign which is somewhat difficult to read until the rain emphasizes the faded paint.

Additionally, the ghost sign should not advertise the current business which occupies the location. Exceptions will be made on a case by case basis for signs which qualify in every other way.

Please do NOT include a picture of yourself nor your GPS in the photo.

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SWSW112.7 km

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Ghost SignsP. Nassif magasin, Saint-Hyacinthe, Qc

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P. Nassif magasin au coin de la rue Cascades et de l'avenue Sainte-Anne au centre ville de Saint-Hyacinthe. P. Nassif store at the corner of Cascades Street and St. Anne Avenue in downtown Saint-Hyacinthe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lucky_Al

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 7/31/2013

last visited: 1/10/2017

Image for L'ancienne usine Imperial Tobacco, Granby, Québecview gallery

SWSW115.2 km

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Ghost SignsL'ancienne usine Imperial Tobacco, Granby, Québec

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Annonce sur un mur de l'ancienne usine Imperial Tobacco. See on the wall of the old Imperial Tobacco building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MAMOUE

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 1/5/2014

last visited: 5/25/2018

Image for Ancien magasin général de West Shefford - Bromont, Qcview gallery

SWSW118.4 km

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Ghost SignsAncien magasin général de West Shefford - Bromont, Qc

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Annonce sur le côté de l'ancien magasin général Bail & Normandin / Ghost sign on the former general store Bail & Normandin of West Shefford (now Bromont)

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SAS & cie

location: Québec, Canada

date approved: 12/27/2013

last visited: 4/5/2014

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SS140.3 km

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Ghost SignsMontgomery Ward - Newport, Vermont

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Former Ward's store

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Vermontish

location: Vermont

date approved: 7/17/2008

last visited: 8/20/2015

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