Thank you DARIAN ZAM for posting it to this blog last year - have only just noticed it.
In February 2012 I stumbled upon a trove of company documents from the 1940s and 1950s at a demolition site in Footscray, Melbourne. Here I tell the stories associated with those documents: the records of signwriting company Lewis & Skinner, and the tattered books of correspondence connected with writer Morris West and the radio serial company he started and ran, Australasian Radio Productions. Plus the more general exploration of 'ghost signs' that my discovery has sparked.
|You can just make out some signs at the top....|
|What's hiding under there?|
|Bad time of day to take a pic, sorry|
|Is that a Robur Tea sign?...|
|Carlton beer and Velvet soap...different times, differing priorities...|
|...and still visible from a way away.|