Painted Stage Coach Sign

Collection Type

  • Tools and equipment

Date

1860-1890

GUSN

GUSN-11407

Description

Sign for a stage coach, with gold lettering outlined in red on a black field. Long, narrow, horizontal format with three-sided edges.

Details

Descriptive Terms

signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
wood (plant material)
oil paint (paint)
poplar (wood)
signs (declatory or advertising artifacts)
Wood
Tulip Poplar
Oil Paint
Sign

Inscription

In gold paint with a red outline, in capitals, across the board is: TEN CENT STAGE . In the lower center of the board, in gold paint is: M.L. Horton . At the far left, some initials are carved into the board: I H [?] .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Horton, M. L. (Maker)

Location of Origin

USA

Dimensions

4 3/10 x 31 x 1/8 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1992.355