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Main Title: Melbourne Ghost Signs: cultural archaeology in Melbourne's shopping mecca [electronic resource] / Sean Reynolds
Author: Reynolds, Sean
Imprint: Prahran, Vic. : PMI Victorian History Library Inc. (formerly Prahran Mechanics' Institute), 2023
Collation: video (Approximately 46 minutes) : sound, colour ; Mp4 file.
Subject: PMI Victorian History Library Inc. (formerly Prahran Mechanics' Institute)
Ghost signs
Greater Melbourne [Naarm] (Vic.) (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong Countries)
Prahran (Vic.) (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country)
Series: PMI Victorian History Library Talks and Lectures
Melbourne Ghost Signs: Cultural Archaeology in Melbourne's Shopping Mecca

Join us for an extraordinary journey into the forgotten echoes of Melbourne's vibrant past, by stepping into the realm of Prahran's architectural gems. Sean, owner of Instagram account @melbourne_ghostsigns, will guide you through the captivating history and stories encapsulated within these iconic buildings. You will be transported to a bygone era, where faded yet enduring advertisements tell tales of commerce, creativity, and community.

Prahran has a plethora of ghost signs - as soon as you start noticing them, you wont be able to stop. Don’t know what a ghost sign is? Then watch and find out!

Sean Reynolds is A “Cultural Archaeologist” uncovering the history behind Melbourne’s fading facades on Instagram. He blames and thanks Melbourne’s recent lockdowns for giving him the time to explore this passion.

Companies/ places mentioned: Love and Lewis, McAlpin's Flour, Cash Grocer, Tintara, Foster's Lager, Dan Murphy's, Prahran Arcade, JB Hifi, Table Talk Biscuits,

Talk was held on 23rd of August 2023 and live streamed on YouTube and is available through the link below:
Melbourne Ghost signs
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Video Library Computers Folder: Videos: PMI Talks Available