W.A. Slater Co.

Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 3 November 2016 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

There are a number of signs painted on buildings in Durham..
Some are genuine vintage, others are more recent additions. There really was a Lemon Kola, but I did not research this sign; I just like the brand "Lemon Kola" and the price of 5 cents.

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Welcome to all. I began blogging Retained-Images in 2004 at My-Expressions.com. It is gone now.

Devi from Chennai, India

for 5 cents..it's fully worth!!
What can you get for 5 cents these days !!! :)))))
Thank you for sharing this nostalgic image !

3 Nov 2016 5:31am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Magnifique ancien bâtiment.
Belles textures et enseigne. )

3 Nov 2016 6:57am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A fine ghost sign here . . it does make one want to know the history.

3 Nov 2016 7:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, nice capture of good old days...

3 Nov 2016 8:24am

martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

J'aime beaucoup!

3 Nov 2016 10:05am

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

I like these old painted signs. They show through from time to time. Nice one. I wonder what lemon-kola tasted like.

3 Nov 2016 10:31am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

A master of the signwriter's art. A real challenge to get clarity of line on a brick wall

3 Nov 2016 10:48am

Frances from Boston, United States

I think the sign on this wall makes a great image. This is a great find Harry and I hope it will remain there as they are becoming hard to find on these old buildings.

3 Nov 2016 10:59am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great capture of the sign on the old building .

3 Nov 2016 11:12am

TraceyFace72 from Maryland, United States

This building reminds me of Lynchburg, VA! I love the history captured here.

3 Nov 2016 11:40am

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quel rendu sur cette ancienne façade tout en ocre et ces inscriptions qui partent superbe.

3 Nov 2016 1:23pm

Le Krop from Charenton-le-Pont, France

Superbe patrimoine !

3 Nov 2016 3:21pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine shot that reminds us of the good ole days of 5 cents. A fine image that is very successful without research.

3 Nov 2016 3:26pm

Shahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

beautiful shot

3 Nov 2016 4:02pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful frame, colors, graphics & textures!

3 Nov 2016 4:12pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

I enjoy seeing old signs like this. A reminder of the "good" old days

3 Nov 2016 4:35pm

jean pierre a from France

beau batiment!! amitiés

3 Nov 2016 5:04pm

Gérard Flayol from Allauch, France

Beautiful old typical facade: the cherry replaced the lemon in the Kola

3 Nov 2016 5:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

One of my favorite sightings!! Great capture of this ghost sign painted on the wall!

3 Nov 2016 6:41pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Great capture of the old signs on this building and well framed, including the star.

3 Nov 2016 7:25pm

Ehsan Hemmati from Kermanshah, Iran

Well,I'd like a Lemon Kola please.

3 Nov 2016 7:27pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Those sign painters sure used good paint to have the sign last so long. Terrific shot.

3 Nov 2016 9:42pm

L'Angevine from Angers, France


4 Nov 2016 2:58pm

Philnz from Ngatea, New Zealand

Nice find.

4 Nov 2016 5:50pm