Firstly, the old receipt. The other morning I picked up my car from a panel repair shop in East Doncaster, out in the north-east of Melbourne. The repairer, which had been picked out by my insurance company, had old photos on the wall of their area when it was still bucolic and semi-rural. I wanted to ask more about their interest in local history but I was running late, and so had to pick up the keys and leave.
That same day I was going through invoices and receipts from the Lewis & Skinner signwriting company for my forthcoming exhibition (more on that later). I came upon this - a receipt from 1952:
More on this project soon.
Now for some existing signs. Last night I was driving down High Street, Thornbury, and spied this brilliant uncovering:
Here's one from Dean of 50 Lonsdale Street in the city:
And one by Lisa's student Nick, taken in Mordialloc:
And lastly, a bunch from the industrial areas of my suburb of Reservoir (some are not technically ghost signs, being for still-existing business, but what the heck):