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Trade Sign

Trade Sign
Title
Trade Sign
Date 
1880-1920
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
16 3/4 x 22 3/4 x 1/8 in.
Description 
A a chomolithographed tin sign advertising Van Houten's Cocoa. It shows a scene of a Dutch man and women standing on the wharf by a harbor entitled "The Happy Fisherman (Isle Of Marken, Holland)". The smiling man, in dark knee-length pantaloons, reaches out to receive a steaming cup from a woman in a white Dutch bonnet and long blue skirt. It reads in gold and black "Van Houten's Cocoa/ best and goes farthest". Formerly F-46.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2185
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group