Trade sign

Object Number: 
2002.1.2184
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
27 1/2 x 18 1/4 x 1/8 in.
Description: 
A lithographed tin sign advertising Mayo tobacco. It has a central print of a brick factory building with two wings and smaller inset images marked "Branding and Stamping Room" and "Prizing Room", surrounded by images of collectible tobacco trading cards including naval, animal and flag themes. A red banner at the top reads in gold "P. H. Mayo & Brother.", and below the factory "U.S. 'Navy'/ Tobacco Works/ Richmond, Va.". Names of ships and other naval references decorate the sign. Formerly F-45.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group