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Carved and Painted Pine Tavern Sign, possibly Westhaven, Vermont, c. 1787, the scrolled cresting dated "1787," above the rectangular center section with applied molded surround, with vestiges of a tavern keeper and lettering reading "A. Smith/Tavern," double cyma-curved cutout lower edge, ht. 38, wd. 19 in., now housed in a modern framework for stabilization.
Note: This sign may be associated with Apollos Smith (1756-1810) of Sharon, Connecticut, who moved to Westhaven, Vermont, about 1787, where he opened the "Smith Tavern." His son, Apollos (1779- ), also operated the tavern for many years. See History of Rutland County, Vermont, edited by H.P. Smith and W.S. Rann (D. Mason & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, New York, 1886), p. 864.
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