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Ghost Signs: Carnation Milk

Ghost Signs: Carnation Milk
Carnation was founded by Elbridge Amos Stuart as an evaporated milk company in 1899. At the time before home refrigeration, there was a great demand for a sanitary milk. The development of evaporated (or condensed) milk allowed it to have a far longer shelf- and travel-life. I’ve found two ghost signs from Carnation around the... Read more »

Ghost Signs: Fletcher's Castoria

Ghost Signs: Fletcher's Castoria
From the 1870s through 1920s, Charles H. Fletcher’s CASTORIA was an pioneer in mass advertising campaigns. Castoria ads appeared in most major cities during this time and often took up the entire side of a building. Many are still visible today. What is this amazing product? It’s a stomach laxative. Forgotten New York has an... Read more »
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