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Title Exterior wall sign, painted, for United Decorating Company, Hoboken, no date, ca. 1960-80.
Object Name Sign, Trade
Catalog Number 2003.056.0001
Collection The George & Dolores Kirchgessner Collection
Credit Gift of Roy Kirchgessner; United Decorating Company
Description 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:
Costumes
[bar]
Masks [dot] Wigs
Make-Up
& Accessories
[bar]
Flags [dot] Poles
Banners
Pennants

Weathered and faded colors. The black lettering is in very good condition.
Date 1960-1980
Year Range from 1960.0
Year Range to 1980.0
Search Terms United Decorating Company
421 Washington St.
Classification Signs
Business & Commerce