Ghost Sign Results!

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Thanks to everyone who entered – we had a great time looking at all of the glimpses into yesteryear….

Grand Prize Winner Sam Roberts will be receiving a Pulse of the Planet t-shirt and CD for his entry. We especially liked this fountain pen ad, a writing utensil whose time has passed. Fountain Pen Sign
Runners Up Lawrence O’Toole and Ben Hoare will each receive a Pulse of the Planet CD.
We loved Lawrence’s photo of an old movie house advertising its “Talkies”

Movie House “Talkies”

Ben Hoare’s entry was a veritable palimpsest of signage. (Check out this Pulse of the Planet program for a definition of palimpsest!) We have to think that lead would not receive such a high billing today!

Hackney Ghost Sign

To see all of the entries and links to more ghost signs, visit the original post

Keep an eye on the blog – we’ll post another Listener Challenge soon!

Ghost Signs!

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Thanks for your ghosts! “Ghost signs” are evidence of days gone by. You can find them on the sides of buildings in cities and in rural areas. We invited you to send us images of the ghost signs in your neck of the woods and were happy to see what you found and shared with us. In this urban archeology experiment, anthropologist Mark Aldenderfer (one of our science diarists) commented on your photos, telling us what clues they revealed about our past. Associate producer Lara Ratzlaff started it off with our first ghost sign, from Cannon Falls, MN. Check it out below, followed by all of the entries from contest participants.

And we’ll be announcing a new listener challenge soon. Stay tuned!

“Ghost Sign”, Cannon Falls, MN