A couple of years ago I began collecting old photographs. Initially, it was cartes de visites – those formal Victorian portraits and family shots. Partly, the interest was the beautiful studio advertising designs on the back, but also because I was fascinated by these faces from the past. I published a short booklet called Copies MayContinue reading “Mardy Boy : Photograph”
Location: Kilmarnock, Scotland. Studio: James Bruce.
The image on the front of this carte de visite is available as a greeting card from Fast Foot Press
More Lancaster ‘ghost lettering’, this time from Georgian warehouses on Castle Hill. All but one seem to relate to the selling/storage of liquors and spirits. The other is for the Lancaster Rubber Co. – does anyone know anything about this company? Location: Castle Hill, Lancaster, UK.
W. & J. Pye were suppliers of animal feed and other agricultural products. As well the offices on St. George’s Quay where this example is found, they also had a warehouse on Fleet Square (See the post on J. Bibby & Sons: http://acityofletters.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/j-bibby-sons/) with some adjoining wooden buildings that were demolished some years ago. The lettersContinue reading “W.& J. Pye: Ghost Lettering, Lancaster”