|Title||Exterior wall sign, painted, for United Decorating Company, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1960-80.|
|Object Name||Sign, Trade|
|Collection||The George & Dolores Kirchgessner Collection|
|Credit||Gift of Roy Kirchgessner; United Decorating Company|
Exterior wall sign, painted, for United Decorating Company, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1960-80. 57-3/4" wide x 96-1/4" high x 7/8" thick. Paint on sheet metal with rear wood framing. Metal angle edging, 1" wide face x 3/4" deep. Installed over the left (north) entrance of 421 Washington Street until Spring of 2003.
All lettering is hand-painted in a typical bold sans-serif poster lettering style. Lettered across the top and down the left side is the word "UNITED" in 9-1/2" high white letters. Below the word on the left: Est. [arrow pointing down at a 60" angle to the right] 1899. Most of the sign to the center and right is a list of what they offered in black lettering, varying in height from 11" to 5" in height.
From the top, below UNITED:
Masks [dot] Wigs
Flags [dot] Poles
Weathered and faded colors. The black lettering is in very good condition.
|Year Range from||1960.0|
|Year Range to||1980.0|
United Decorating Company
421 Washington St.
Business & Commerce