Charles Buchanan & Jonathan Purvis - Fading Ads of Birmingham

The fading advertisements on the walls of Birmingham paint an illuminating picture of the men and women who built an industrial boomtown in the first half of the twentieth century. Experience the disappearing art and see what these commercial creations looked like with fresh paint. Discover the stories behind the wares they hawked, the buildings they adorned and the streets they overlooked. Which soft drink helped you "get wise"? Where could you store a piano in the 1920s, and what gum should you chew for indigestion? Advertising expert, artist and writer Charles Buchanan unravels the mysteries behind Birmingham's ghost signs to reveal glimpses of the past now hidden in plain sight.

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Event date: 

Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 4:00pm

Event address: 

2626 19th Place South
Alabama Booksmith
35209 Birmingham