Tavern Sign

Date

1824-1826

GUSN

GUSN-2568

Description

Large tavern sign; two wrought iron poles. Frame carved at top with cut-out crests; decorated in yellow; floral sprays. Black band at base. Central image of eagle in chartreuse with spears and olive branch in claws; federal shield around neck striped pink and gray. Banner behind head. Both sides bear same decoration.

Details

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
carving (processes)
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
wrought
business (commercial function)
pine (wood)
Pine
Iron
Wrought
Painted
Commerce
Eagle
Carved
SIGN, TRADE

Inscription

Yellow paint on black background above and below image: CENTER HOTELL/J. ANGELL Stenciled (?) on one side, brown paint; on the other side, black paint at lower right below eagle: BROWN On banner (faintly): E PLURIBUS UNUM

Associated Building

Subject Center Hotel, The,

Maker

Possibly Brown (Painter)

Object Type

Advertising Medium

Dimensions

51 x 27 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.758

Places

Rhode Island (United States)