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Trade sign

Object Number: 
2002.1.2165
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Wood, glass, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
19 1/2 x 20 x 3/4 in.
Description: 
A framed sample of two woven silk ribbon labels that reproduce the signatures from the Declaration of Independence, decorated at the top with eagles with flags and shields. One commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Silk Label Manufacturing Company in 1925, and one marks the 200th birthday of George Washington in 1932. Also displayed are a ribbon with a portrait of Washington marked "1732-Bicentennial-1932" and another ribbon showing him mounted in battle with the caption "Put none but Americans on guard tonight". A business card that reads "American Silk Label Manufacturing Co./ Silk and cotton Woven Labels/ 1450 Broadway,/ Broadway Continental Building,/ New York" is included. Landauer F-40.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group