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An old advertising sign spotted at Blists Hill Victorian Town in Shropshire, UK.

Enamel advertising signs were first manufactured in Birmingham UK in the 1880s, quickly becoming the principal advertising medium of the Victorian / Edwardian era. By 1900 every shopping street in Britain were displaying the signs. Eventually millions of enamel signs were manufactured for display on shop fronts all over the world, yet by the 1970s virtually all of them had been scrapped, their usefulness having been overwhelmed by more modern forms of advertising such as multiple sheet paper hoardings and by television advertising. They remained in situ for many years but today few can be seen in their original places. Many are now in museums and on old steam railway platforms.

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victorian, eye, eyesight, sighr, test, optician, blists, hill, shropshire, yampimon, sign, bod, advertising

Comments

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 1 year ago

    Great find and capture!

  • Thank you very much Susie

    – Yampimon

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesorabout 1 year ago

    Excellent!! :)

  • Thanks Keith

    – Yampimon

  • WildestArt
    WildestArtabout 1 year ago

  • Ooooh lovely, Thank you very much

    – Yampimon

  • ╰⊰✿ℒᵒᶹᵉ Bonita✿⊱╮ Lalonde✿⊱╮

    Congratulations on your TOP TEN NICELY DONE

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  • Thank you Bonita :)

    – Yampimon

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