"J. Bartlett" Tavern Sign

Date

1838

GUSN

GUSN-8533

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

Descriptive Terms

shop signs
iron (metal)
painting (coating)
pine (wood)
business (commercial function)
pine (wood)
Symbol, Trade
Pine
Painted
Iron
Eagle
Commerce
Symbol, Trade

Inscription

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,

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Advertising Media

Dimensions

30 x 37 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.746

Places

New Hampshire (United States)