Trade sign

Object Number: 
2002.1.2206
Date: 
1880-1910
Medium: 
Metal, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
25 1/2 x 19 3/4 x 1 1/2 in.
Description: 
A cardboard sign with a black wood frame that advertises nails and tacks. Different size and gauge cut and hammered flat nails are wired onto the green cardboard background. It is printed in black "Specimen of Nails/ Old Colony Iron Nail Company/ Nails, Shovels, Scoops, and Tack Plates/ Warehouse/ No. 211 Pearl Street, New York...", with various gauge nails including "Slating Floor Spikes", and sheathing, box and coopers' nails. Formerly F-25.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group