Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Another Ghost Sign

As I came out of yesterday's Mining Building I looked across the road and spotted yet another ghost sign on a nearby building which also now belongs to U of Toronto. This building was built in 1912 for the Ingram Bell company which was a supplier of medical supplies to hospitals and doctors. It looks as if there were 2 signs painted over the years one atop the other.
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32 comments:

Kitty said...

Oh, I love these vestigial signs. They are haunting, in a way.
Hope you are well, RedPat!

llandudnopictures said...

The ghost signs are always interesting to see!

The History Anorak said...

Nice one. Well spotted.

Sharon Anck said...

Another wonderful find!

TexWisGirl said...

like an old double-exposure. :)

Aimeecakes said...

I've never heard of these referred to as ghost signs but it's very apt. It gives such character to the building!

José Mendonça said...

Pity you can't find ghost signs here.

Karl Demetz said...

Nice find, interesting to see!
I like the word "ghost sign" :)

William Kendall said...

It certainly does look like a combination of signs.

Taken For Granted said...

Those are lovely ghost signs. Couldn't quite read them until you provided the full name. Good find.

Halcyon said...

Nice one! I love these ghost signs.

cieldequimper said...

Like all of them, I love it and you've just reminded me that I need to go photograph one!

Gosia k said...

definitely strange building

VioletSky said...

How odd! It looks a bit like a double exposure.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

It is almost like doing archeology in a way. Layers and layers of history.

Revrunner said...

Curious.

Norma Ruttan said...

I'm always glad to see ghost signs- some bring on warm memories.

VP said...

I find these old signs fascinating and I guess it wouldn't be too difficult or expensive trying to preserve them...

Tom said...

WOW, what a great one! Tom The Backroads Traveller

Geoff Wilkinson said...

I love these ghost signs, you can glean so much information...

Photo Cache said...

Wel sighted.

My SIGNS, SIGNS

Kate said...

I'll have to keep my eyes open for ghost signs.

Cloudia said...

Love these, your rooftop view....I dig it ALL!









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Randy said...

Beautiful.

Karen S. said...

That is interesting, it's like one over another maybe? Pretty old building.

Stephanie said...

Nicely captured!

Gerald (SK14) said...

ghost signs are always fascinating

PerthDailyPhoto said...

The thing that, in fairly young cities, give that feeling of age is these ghost signs, I love them and like Ciel, I have an urge to go out and find one :) Super find Pat.

Andy said...

Nice find Pat. It is amazing how these signs have lasted so long.

Lowell said...

These things always intrigue me. I can't help but wonder about the companies involved so I appreciate the info on this one. We don't have any of these in Ocala that I've seen but there are a lot in the Colorado towns near where our daughter lives.

Lesley said...

This one almost hurts the eyes, trying to read it!

Linda said...

I like the way it looks! A little nostalgic, a bit of mystery.