Trade Sign

Date

1835-1840

GUSN

GUSN-3277

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

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
wood (plant material)
oil paint (paint)
buildings (structures)
sailboats
scenes (depictions)
steam engines (engines)
steamboats
Wood
Oil Paint
Steamboat
Sailboat
Unidentified Building
Steam Engine
Scenic
Sign, Trade

Inscription

In chartreuse paint, across the base of the picture on both sides is: J. BARTLETT .

Associated Building

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

People and Organizations

Liberty

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Advertising Medium

Dimensions

42 1/2 x 35 x 3 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1061

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