Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Oils and colors, Willesden

Willesden still has a large number of ghost signs promoting a wide range of businesses and products including, opposite Saint Paul's Pianos, one for a shop that once sold white lead paints.

First employed around 400 BC, man-made white lead pigment remained widely used by artists and decorators until the 20th century, when its usage became restricted because of its toxicity.

White Lead
Oils & Colors
Paints & Polishes

Location: Linacre Road / Picture taken in August 2009

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