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Trade Sign

1991.1061 (RS35138)

Description

A heavy rectangular board, with a heavy three-part molding frame. Painted on both sides: one side has two large white houses with two sailboats and a side wheel steamer, "Liberty" in front of a house. On the reverse is an engine and string of carriages entering a station; ships in the foreground. Colors used are white, green and lemon yellow.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1835-1840
Inscriptions
In chartreuse paint, across the base of the picture on both sides is: J. BARTLETT .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
oil paint (paint)
wood (plant material)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
buildings (structures)
Oil Paint
oil paint (paint)
Sailboat
sailboats
scenes (depictions)
Scenic
shop signs
Sign, Trade
Steam Engine
steam engines (engines)
Steamboat
steamboats
Unidentified Building
Wood
wood (plant material)
People and organizations
Liberty
Dimensions
42 1/2 x 35 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1061
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
3277

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