21 Sep '17, 7am

Advertising ghosts reappear in Sydney as buildings come down

Advertising ghosts reappear in Sydney as buildings come down

Historic adverts are re-emerging on the side of Sydney buildings to offer a brief window into the city's past, with old paintings exposed as neighbouring structures are pulled down. Old banners from well-known Australian brands dating back to the 19th and early-20th centuries have reappeared, including Peters Ice Cream, offering a romantic reminder for those who can remember them in their heyday. International names like Shell Oil are also having old painted signs uncovered thanks to city construction, with some being restored to their former glory, including a prominent Bushells Tea advert in Sydney's historic Rocks district. "I think Sydney is often perceived as a modern city with very little history, and I think for some Sydneysiders it (re-emerging signs) is an interesting reminder that the city has evolved over time," Sydney historian Lisa Murray told AFP. A brightly-...

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