Ghost SIgn Article in Baltimore STYLE Magazine

Photographer LaShelle Bynum captures the ‘ghost signs’ of Baltimore’s advertising past:

Once she got started, Bynum couldn’t stop hunting for the old signs, which are known as ghost signs because they advertise long-gone businesses and because white is often the only color remaining on a sign (white lead paint deteriorates slower than color paints). Over the period of five years, Bynum amassed a portfolio of more than 125 images. An exhibit of her work— accompanied by her research into the history of the signs— debuted at the Enoch Pratt Free Library in 2007.

Read the entire article, and see some great images, here.

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