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Title: Displaying Ghost Signs Online
Authors: Hyde, Colin
Barnes, Amy J.
First Published: 31-May-2016
Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Citation: Hyde, C;Barnes, AJ, Displaying Ghost Signs Online, ed. Schutt, S, ;White, L;Roberts, S, 'Advertising & Public Memory: Social, Cultural and Historical Perspectives on Ghost Signs', Routledge, 2016
Abstract: As a case study for ghost signs Leicester is an interesting location. A post - industrial city that has been through periods of decline and regeneration in recent years, Leicester contains many painted wall advertisements , aka ‘ghost signs’, dating from the early to mid - twentieth century ( with some earlier examples). We have been documenting the ghost signs of Leicester over the last decade, as useful sources of information about former businesses and industries within the city, as well as for their aesthetic value and in recognition of the ir ephemeral nature. This photographic record is complemented by two further collections of photographs that feature ghost signs, the first dating from the 1990s, and the second, a series of general photographs of Leicester dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. These collections are important resource s documenting the changes in Leicester’s ghost signs over the past two decades. [Taken from introduction]
Series/Report no.: Routledge Research in Cultural and Media Studies;
ISBN: 978-1-13-893468-9
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Chapter
Rights: Copyright © 2016, Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Deposited with reference to the publisher’s open access archiving policy.
Description: Book chapter - under embargo until 18 months after publication.
Appears in Collections:Books & Book Chapters, School of Museum Studies

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