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Trade Sign

Trade Sign
Title
Trade Sign
Date 
1880-1910
Medium 
Metal
Dimensions 
37 1/2 x 25 3/4 x 1 1/4 in.
Description 
This chomolithographic tin sign with a light blue metal frame was an advertisment for "True Fruit" a soda fountain product from the J. Hungerford Smith Company of Rochester, N.Y. The scene is of a table set with a white table cloth, a large ornate silver platter of fruit decorated with leaves and a statuette of a standing woman and a kneeling child draped with garlands of flowers in the center. The background is blue and gold. A golden yellow painted tin moulding frames the print and has white floral and leaf designs in shaded white and printed 'True Fruit'/ J. Hungerford Smith Co./ Rochester, N.Y.", now a division of Con-Agra Co. See 2002.1.2181 and 2002.1.2182 for parts from a similar item. Formerly F-20.
Credit Line 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Object Number 
2002.1.2211
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group