THE PAINTED AD: A Postcard Book of Vintage Brick Wall Signs
by Wm. and Margaret Stage
With a Forward by Arthur Krim, Founding Member, The Society For Commercial Archeology.
Category: Outdoor Advertising / Commercial History
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
Publisher: Floppinfish Publishing Co. Ltd.
Following the publication of Ghost Signs: Brick Wall Signs in America, The Painted Ad is another homage to an ongoing love affair with vintage wall signs, scarce as they have become. This volume features 25 photographs, both black-and-white and color, showcasing an advertising form prevalent before the time of billboards. Representing finds in large cities and small towns, The Painted Ad captures this period of American history when wall signs, in their heyday, dotted the commercial landscape. Moreover, The Painted Ad offers the sign enthusiast a choice: It may be kept as a book or its perforated pages gently removed and sent through the mail as postcards.
If you would like to order a copy please send check or money order for $13 (includes shipping) to P.O. Box 4932 St. Louis MO 63108. Payment should be made out to Floppinfish Publishing Co. Ltd. All books sold will be signed by the authors; please indicate to whom, if anyone, the book should be inscribed.