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All Wise Ladies

World War 2 ghost sign for Blue Coupons. Clothes rationing was introduced to the UK in 1941 as part of the war effort with items of clothing all having different coupon values

Ghost signs are the remnants of hand painted adverts. Many are slowly being eradicated by modern building practices oblivious to their importance. This sign is one of three next to each other on a block of flats in Leith, Edinburgh. In 1941 clothes rationing was started in a drive to help the war effort, these adverts were part of that initiative. It's unique wartime content adds to its historic and social value.

Street view where I put the pin.


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