Your Waterstones card is changing, introducing...
TELL ME MORE
Ghost Signs of Arkansas (Paperback)
  • Ghost Signs of Arkansas (Paperback)
zoom

Ghost Signs of Arkansas (Paperback)

(author)
£25.95
Paperback 114 Pages / Published: 30/10/1997
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 2 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
From the late 1800s to the early 1950s, painted wall signs were a major mode of advertisement for both national companies and local businesses across America. Many of these artistic messages, now faded, peeling, and partially covered, still peek out from the storefronts, barns, alleyways, warehouses, theaters, and even stagecoach stops they once decorated. Photographer Jeff Holder and author Cynthia Haas explore this often overlooked art form in Arkansas and show us signs that appear mysteriously in the rain, signs that are curiously painted in remote places, images and words now only half decipherable. From Coca-Cola, Dr. Pepper, and Grapette Soda to Kis-Me-Gum, Uneeda Biscuit, and Snowdrift Flour, the logos and slogans are at once familiar and enigmatic. Archival photographs reference the time when these brightly colored messages covered the facades of downtown buildings. Of particular interest in this book are the profiles of three wall dogs, or sign painters, who remember the difficulties and joys of their unusual profession.

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press
ISBN: 9781557284808
Number of pages: 114
Weight: 408 g
Dimensions: 222 x 222 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

I am Me, I am Free
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
And the Truth Shall Set You Free
Added to basket
Heaven
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Intuitive Studies
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Truth Vibrations
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Apologia Pro Vita Sua
Added to basket
Soul Love
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Immortalization Commission
Added to basket
The Quiet Mind
Added to basket
£4.95
Hardback
Animal Kingdom
Added to basket
£6.00
Paperback
Supernatural
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Journey of Souls
Added to basket
£13.99
Paperback
Astral Projection for Beginners
Added to basket
The Unbelievable Truth
Added to basket
Testimony Of Light
Added to basket
Opening to Channel
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.