Zniesienczanka Laundry Ghost Sign in Lviv

On Saturday I went on a bicycle excursion to the Pidzamche neighborhood in Lviv and found this amazing very recently uncovered ghost sign! It must have been uncovered in the last month because it wasn’t visible when I was wandering around this neighborhood in May.

Judging from the sign, in the pre- or interwar period, this storefront on Khmelnytskoho Street used to house a laundry called Zniesienczanka, which comes from the word Zniesienie, the Polish variant of the name “Знесіння” (Znesinnya) – the name of a park and neighborhood in Lviv. Below the name in small letter is “S. Cieslik,” which I think could be the name of the sign painter.

The rest of the sign reads:

“Przyjmuje wszelka garderob do chem. czyszczenia і farbowania
Pryjmuje wszelka bielizne оraz kołnierzy [dla] prania prasowania”

which means:

“We accept all kinds of garments for chemical cleaning and dying
We accept all kinds of undergarments and collars/flanges for washing and ironing”

On Google street view found an image of the building before the uncovering of the ghost sign.

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