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Antique Hatter Trade Sign 2

Antique Hatter Trade Sign 2

Carved and Painted "RAVEN & RING" Tavern Sign, 20th century, fully carved raven and ring motifs, with incised lettering on the shaped double-sided sign, old paint and gilding, on a wood post mount, (losses, age crack to wing), ht. 47 1/2, wd. 32 1/2 in.

Carved and Painted "RAVEN & RING" Tavern Sign, 20th century, fully carved raven and ring motifs, with incised lettering on the shaped double-sided sign, old paint and gilding, on a wood post mount, (losses, age crack to wing), ht. 47 1/2, wd. 32 1/2 in.

Elaborate watchmaker's trade sign, cast and sheet metal, probably zinc, one of the most elaborate and largest watchmaker's signs known.

Elaborate watchmaker's trade sign, cast and sheet metal, probably zinc, one of the most elaborate and largest watchmaker's signs known.

Antique Trade Sign, Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic, Circa 1900, entire view

Antique Trade Sign, Grove's Tasteless Chill Tonic, Circa 1900, entire view

Colonial Tavern Signs | jefferson tavern sign ray teresa podeszwa folk art colonial sign ...

Colonial Tavern Signs | jefferson tavern sign ray teresa podeszwa folk art colonial sign ...

Tavern sign, late 17th century - "Hung at the front of inns and taverns, signs advertised the establishment to passers-by. While this one depicts three joyful guests seated at the table, signs were often much more basic. At Louisbourg, for example, Jean Seigneur served food and drink at the sign of the “Épée royale” or Royal Sword."

Tavern sign, late 17th century - "Hung at the front of inns and taverns, signs advertised the establishment to passers-by. While this one depicts three joyful guests seated at the table, signs were often much more basic. At Louisbourg, for example, Jean Seigneur served food and drink at the sign of the “Épée royale” or Royal Sword."

Antique Signs - Bing Images / cool layout with gold on black / part of the Brought to you by Glidden event on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Antique Signs - Bing Images / cool layout with gold on black / part of the Brought to you by Glidden event on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

Smithsonian Collection: This tavern owner took visible pride in his country’s new national identity. The original artistic rendering proposed by William Barton to Congress met disapproval by Benjamin Franklin and other political leaders. But following congressional approval in 1782 of the image as the Great Seal of the United States, the image could be found everywhere in the nation’s visual landscape, from coinage to ships’ figure heads, furnishings to textiles, and on signs such as this…

Smithsonian Collection: This tavern owner took visible pride in his country’s new national identity. The original artistic rendering proposed by William Barton to Congress met disapproval by Benjamin Franklin and other political leaders. But following congressional approval in 1782 of the image as the Great Seal of the United States, the image could be found everywhere in the nation’s visual landscape, from coinage to ships’ figure heads, furnishings to textiles, and on signs such as this…

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