Undertaker Ghost Signs Around the World


From the smallest towns in America to remote settlements in Australia, ghost signs remind us of the undertakers of the past who once built coffins and provided a place for the preparation for burials of their citizens.

First up is this colourful old sign in Clyde, New Zealand.



In this unique double ghost sign in Illinois, you can just make out the original undertaker sign beneath the funeral home sign. 




It’s not exactly a ghost sign, instead it represents evidence of undertaking in Gulong, Australia.




The foreboding hand in Eureka Springs, Arizona.




A woman in Carson City, Nevada found this sign in her attic.



There is something melancholic about the poise of these beautiful carriages against the tatty fa├žade of this funeral parlour in Chattanooga, Tennessee.



In Milwaukee this undertaker catered to your carriage needs for both your wedding and your funeral.



Included for its beauty, this Art Deco influenced building enhanced by shiny black tiles is the Hunold Bestattungen Funeral Home in Berlin.




Lastly, this faded ghost sign in St. Louis is explicit in its simplicity.