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Tavern Sign

Description

Board mounted within frame; ball finials top and bottom. Grain-painted; mustard-yellow. Top is shaped in half-moon; bottom has broken arch. Both sides are alike.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1827
Inscriptions
Lettered in black paint on board: 1827./WIDOW/LYDIA/LITTLEFIELD
Associated Building
Subject Widow Lydia Littlefield Tavern. Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
boards (flat objects)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
Object type
Advertising Medium
Places
Maine (United States)
Descriptive terms
Board
boards (flat objects)
business (commercial function)
Commerce
crescents (shapes)
Iron
iron (metal)
Moon
Painted
painting (coating)
shop signs
SIGN, TRADE
People and organizations
Widow Lydia Littlefield Tavern
Dimensions
37 x 21 x 1.75 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.759
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
8543

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