This fabulous 19th century sign is constructed of heavy gauge brass and sports incised lettering "PRESCRIPTION DRUGGIST" as well as complimentary Victorian stylized detailing.
This visually striking sign measures 17.5 inches wide x 24 inches high and weighs nearly 8 pounds. There are 10 holes drilled into the sign designed to support wall mounting.
The following maker's name is scribed into the lower left base of the sign: "L.H. MOISE. - San Francisco". Research indicates that L.H. Moise was a very prominent company operating under that name from 1893 - 1897; the company made high quality signage, tokens, badges,and medals.
Condition: surface patina, various minor scratches and blemishes are noted, all quite typical of a 100+ year old sign. The flat black paint within the letters and detailing appears to be a 20th century addition.
An exquisite and eye-dazzling piece of 19th century pharmacy memorabilia, likely---one of a kind!
Veterinary signs of any type are quite scarce! Wonderful patina!
Quite visually appealing, the sign is in very nice condition with minor paint loss with flaking on the left side. There is some lightening on the finish as well but it is not obtrusive. The photos actually enhance this effect which is much less obvious when viewed "in person". This paint issue on the left side is best appreciated in the last photo.
Eli Lilly was a proud manufacturer of proprietary medicines for over a century and often provided signage to drug store owners to both assist in promoting these local pharmacies as well as to advertise their own products.
The last owner of this store purchased the Pierce Pharmacy in the early 1960s. He has retained this original store sign in his personal collection for many years, which attests to the present condition.
The sign has a sand painted black background with silver lettering and trim. Measures over 76 inches long by 11.5 inches wide. Overall condition is very good. A fabulous, one-of-a-kind piece of advertising!
Constructed of tin with a glass cover, a lithographed cardboard image, and a very unusual, tin, advertising backing (instead of the typical mirror), the puzzle is in all-original, very nice condition, with the Blackamoor graphic remaining free of scratches and abrasions! (Please disregard any light or shiny spots in photos which are due to flash reflection off of the glass.) Light soiling may be seen on the underside of the glass cover and can be cleaned if desired.
A delightful piece of early Black Memorabilia! If you collect BANANIA memorabilia, this puzzle is a must-have!
The sign is silver foil, reverse-painted on decorative, hand-chipped glass that has been protectively backed in metal. The sign has two holes at the sides to allow for hanging.
A fabulous piece of ART DECO advertising in untouched, all-original, vintage condition! Please note that any white spots that appear in photos are the result of light reflection and are not damage to the sign.
Condition: Mild, unobtrusive wear to the paper. The frame retains 2 early holes used for hanging along with various surface dings and an early slice of wood missing from the right side of frame.
Historically, Pabst's Okay Specifics was cited by the 1906 FDA Act for various violations including failure to mention alcohol content, having no known curative ingredient, etc, resulting in frequent seizure and destruction of the product!
This sign once hung on the inside of a railroad car, designating the line behind which African Americans must remain-- in the back of the car.
The sign is painted in gold lettering on both sides as follows: the back of the sign is painted, "FOR COLORED PASSENGERS", while the front of the sign is painted, "FOR WHITE PASSENGERS".
The sign is in all-original condition and has some paint fading, fading of the wood stain in given places (please view photos), and imperfections in the wood as noted in photos. These do not impact the integrity of the sign and are appropriate to the age and purpose of the piece. The sign retains all of its original hardware including "keyhole" receptacle for hanging the sign inside of the railroad car.
An utterly phenomenal, extremely RARE, one-of-a-kind, museum-worthy piece of Black American history that may very well be the only one of its kind extant today!
The Aunt Jemima offered here is machine stitched and lightly stuffed with cotton batting and holds a stack of her famous pancakes.
She retains her vivid, brilliant color and is free of rips, tears, holes with her only imperfection- a light, red smudge evident on her apron above the “t” in Aunt and “J” in Jemima.
A very interesting and iconic doll that displays quite nicely with her vivid colors as seen in photos! **Please note that any white marks seen in photos are flash reflections only and are not indicative as damage to the doll.**
GOLD DUST Trolley Signs are a very rare find in today’s market as they were made of cardboard, a material much less likely to withstand the test of time as opposed to tin advertising signs which were much sturdier!
This Gold Dust trolley sign features the Gold Dust Twins dressed in ruffled, red skirts emblazoned with the words “GOLD DUST”, busily scrubbing the front porch and the kitchen in a vigorous attempt at “Spring Cleaning”. The colors featured in this trolley sign are just stunning—greens, pale peachy-colored orange, pale blue, and yellows with white apple blossoms and red tulips flowering in profusion!! To the left of the Gold Dust Twin scrubbing the front porch, sits a large box of Gold Dust Washing Powder. The advertisement proclaims in black-outlined, peachy-orange lettering: “For Spring House Cleaning”.
The condition of this trolley sign is truly quite fine. Colors are very strong and consistent throughout; please ignore the various glass reflections seen in some of the photos- they were unavoidable and do appear to make the colors appear a bit faded—which is inaccurate! The sign is free of rips or tears although it does have two, early, fold-creases – one running from top to bottom of the sign along the left side of the pail and between the “O” and “L” in “GOLD” and the other vertical crease on the very right edge of the sign, running through the stove in the kitchen to the “T” in “DUST”. The creases are very unobtrusive and do not detract from the wonderful, colorful imagery this sign conveys.
An unusual opportunity to acquire a very RARE piece of Black Americana!!
The bowl measures 4.25 inches at the mouth, 4 inches tall and is approximately 5 inches at its widest point. It dates to the 1940 era.
The bowl measures 4.5 inches at the mouth, is 4 inches tall and is approximately 6 inches at its widest point. The glass is of two-seam construction and will make a wonderful addition to your pharmacy display. Dates to the 1940 era.
Measures 20 inches long x 14 inches wide and is ready for your collection. There is embossing in the words "CAVANAUGH'S WONDER COLIC REMEDY". Created by the Baltimore Sign Co. and dating to the 1930-1940 era.
Offered is the sign with the 4 horizontal lines (the more plain sign is sold).
This sign is unused stock from the 1930 - 1940s era, and except for a few edge crimps, is in excellent condition. It measures 14"L x 12"H and is printed on a heavy, bright orange-colored stock. Please note that the colors are even throughout-- the flash has caused the appearance of uneven coloration. Perfect for framing!