Painted signs in Richmond

Posted by on Sep 23, 2008 in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
milk bottle shaped building off Broad Street

Richmond’s age is apparent in its old painted billboards that are still visible on many brick walls. These are poor outdoor ads, but they are like archeological relics from the past. These layers of paint are ads that became part of our culture and altered the physical landscape. Advertising can say a lot about the people who made it and it can last a lot longer than we might think. These were mainly taken on Cary Street. Here’s a blog just devoted to “ghost signs.”


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  2. shipping sydney
    August 17, 2011

    Richmond looks good. If we painted all the walls like richmod then it looks amazing

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