Uncover the story behind many of Victoria’s fascinating ghost signs, from milk bars, service stations, railway hoardings and offices.
Uncover the story behind many of Victoria’s fascinating ghost signs!
Intrigued by abandoned documents found at a Footscray demolition site, Dr Stefan Schutt started piecing together the forgotten story of local signwriting firm Lewis & Skinner, whose handiwork adorned more than 10,000 milk bars, service stations, railway hoardings and offices from the early 1900s to the 1960s.
Stefan was awarded a Berry Family Fellowship in 2012, which allowed him to research the Lewis & Skinner company and the social history of its operations.
He has since created the Lewis & Skinner online archive of documents connected with the company, organised by suburb and area, as well as a blog exploring the stories behind these and other ghost signs across Australia.
Venue change: Please note that this event will take place in the Library's Keith Murdoch Gallery.