Trade sign

Object Number: 
2002.1.2167
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Paper, wood, glass, cloth
Dimensions: 
31 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 2 in.
Description: 
An advertising sign in an ornate gold frame with molded leaves, flowers and fruit and the words "Welcome Soap". There is a printed picture of two women standing in a wooded garden and at the top the words "Mail us 25 'Welcome Soap' wrappers and get this picture/ Plain, and dress it to suit your taste". The women are dressed in real satin cloth dresses and hats, apparently added by the customer to create a uniquely crafted decoration. Formerly L38.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group