Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Hair cutting and shaving saloon, Putney

A barber and hairdresser replaced a seller of different goods to owners of horse carriages, who previously had taken over this shop from an unknown tradesman. All are long gone but they left us with some ghost signs.


The first signs can be seen above the entrance. This space was used by the three successive owners. I only managed to decipher completely the new one. It reads
Hair
Cutting
And
Shaving
Saloon

The older ghost signs are much trickier to read as they were more elaborate, with some words written diagonally and undulating. The only ones I can identify are
Basket
...nks [Trunks?]
Other letters and a number can be seen here and there but I can't make any sense of them.

At the back of the shop was another sign, designed to be seen by people coming from Putney High Street. This wall seems to have been used only by two businesses (the new one is on the left, the old one on the right).

Hair
Cutting
And
Shaving
Saloon
Ford
Basket
Harness
&
Trunk
...

Location: Lacy Road / Pictures taken on: 22/05/2008

1 comment:

The Mighty Quinn said...

I like the way the lettering just seems to fade in and out of the wall.