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Trade Sign

Trade Sign
Title
Trade Sign
Date 
1880-1910
Medium 
Wood, glass, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions 
65 x 33 x 1 1/2 in.
Description 
Reverse painted on glass, this sign shows a train marked "Adams Express" with red and yellow cars and a green and black engine crossing a stone tressle over a river surrounded by rocks and trees. It reads, in black with gold borders "Men's, Boy's and Youth's", and in gold letters inset with a mother-of-pearl mosaic "Fashionable Clothing". The tressle is marked in black with an advertisment for patent medicine "G. Laird's Bloom of Youth" and the rocks advertise "Tarrant's Seltzer Aperient", according to the manufacturer, a "foaming, sparkling Seltzer" to which "Headaches, Constipation, Indigestion and Dyspepsia yield at once" (from patent medicine literature). Formerly F-2.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2178
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group