Trade sign

Object Number: 
1936.482
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 14 in. ( 20.3 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on obverse: "L. SANFORD, / ENGRAVER / ON WOOD"
Description: 
Rectangular, tinned sheet iron trade sign with painted inscription, "L. SANFORD, ENGRAVER ON WOOD," in gold lettering on black ground; three holes pierced on either side for mounting.
Gallery Label: 
This sign was used by Lockwood Sanford, a wood engraver active in New Haven, Connecticut, in the latter half of the nineteenth century. According to the accession records, it was purchased along with architectural drawings and a scrapbook from Whitlocks Book Store in New Haven, Connecticut.
Credit Line: 
Purchase
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group