Saturday, April 21, 2012

Ghost Signs - In Living Color


This ghost sign in Edgewood, brings back some memories for me.  I hate to admit that I was around when color TV made its first appearance.  I love the "Color, Hi Fi, Portables"!

12 comments:

Bob Crowe said...

Well done, nostalgic shot. Who calls them color TVs any more? Who uses the word stereo? I remember my first portable radio, received for my birthday somewhere in late single digits - big as a good sized book, robin's egg blue. The first thing I listened to was a Yankees spring training game. It's still in the basement.

Luis Gomez said...

Wonderful!

Jilly said...

Oh yes, me too! Love this old sign. I adore old signs on walls, especially ones that fade like this.

Following on from Bob's comment - how about the word wireless or gramophone record? Reminds me, where are my spectacles?

cieldequimper said...

I remember my grandparent's b&w TV very well. Cool old ad!

RedPat said...

It was like magic wasn't it? I still remember seeing the green grass of a football game on TV for the 1st time.

TheChieftess said...

Dayam Virginia!!! I remember getting our first tv!!

Petrea Burchard said...

A great catch. I love these signs.

s.c said...

Great shot Virginia. Despite the primary colors the washing out of them is fantastic. Nice find and good seen.

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Anyone under 30 looking at this post will go, "Huh?"

JM said...

Well, I was already around when TV made its first appearence in Portugal in 1957(*)! LOL! Love those faded signs, we seldom see them here.

(*)We were living under a dictatorship and Salazar was against TV or any other way of getting the people informed although everything was censored those days...

Daryl Edelstein said...

that's a beauty

Rambling Round said...

What a treasure! Yeah, I was around back then too!