Tuesday, 22 May 2012
Faded Ad: Hardwood Chair Co Ltd Vancouver
Faded away and barely visible from the back lane, the Hardwood Chair Co ad still stands north of Hastings Street. Most of these signs sometimes referred to as ghost signs or faded ads have disappeared from urban landscapes. Painted onto brick or wooden buildings, in some cases over 100 years ago most have been destroyed as buildings are either torn down or painted over.
Frank Jump has made it his goal to photograph as many of these fading ads as possible. He's been at it for twenty years and many of the ads he has taken pics of no longer exist. Fortunately they are preserved in his book Fading Ads Of New York City.
I have not seen a book or even a number on how many of these ads still exist in Vancouver.