Uncover the story behind many of Victoria’s fascinating ghost signs!
Intrigued by abandoned documents found at a Footscray demolition site, Dr Stefan Schutt started piecing together the forgotten story of local signwriting firm Lewis & Skinner, whose handiwork adorned more than 10,000 milk bars, service stations, railway hoardings and offices from the early 1900s to the 1960s.
Stefan was awarded a Berry Family Fellowship in 2012, which allowed him to research the Lewis & Skinner company and the social history of its operations.
He has since created the Lewis & Skinner online archive of documents connected with the company, organised by suburb and area, as well as a blog exploring the stories behind these and other ghost signs across Australia.
Date: Thursday 25th of February 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm