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"J. Bartlett" Tavern Sign

1991.746 (RS20770)

Description

Tavern sign: oval with raised edge; two twisted iron hangers at top. White background with black scroll at top. Below is a red-feathered eagle outlined in yellow with arrows and laurel sprigs in talons; a ribbon held in its beak. At bottom, a black band reading "J. Bartlett." From the Old Bartlett Inn in Kensington, NH.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1838
Inscriptions
Typewritten on jelly label on upper right of edging: Entry Signboard from old Bartlett Inn, Kingston, N.H., about 10 miles from Haverhill, on west of rt. 125 to Rochester. In gold letters repainted yellow on black scroll at top: 1838 In canary yellow on ribbon at eagle's beak: E PLURIBUS UNUM In gold on black band at bottom: J. BARTLETT
Associated Building
Original To Bartlett Inn. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
Object type
Advertising Media
Places
New Hampshire (United States)
Descriptive terms
business (commercial function)
Commerce
Eagle
Iron
iron (metal)
Painted
painting (coating)
Pine
pine (wood)
shop signs
Symbol, Trade
Dimensions
30 x 37 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.746
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8533

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