The Janie and Peter Gross Collection of 19th-Century Trade Signs

Auction 2961B

November 19, 2016 10AM

63 Park Plaza, Boston

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November 17, 12PM-5PM
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The Janie and Peter Gross Collection features forty-plus examples of the finest and most interesting assemblage of signs that Skinner has offered in many years. Businesses represented in the collection include house and sign painting, carom and pocket billiards, hair cutting and shaving, dress makers, boot and shoe makers, bakers, paper hangers, ice cream parlors, jewelers, spirituous liquor sellers, and carriage painters. Janie Gross was by profession a graphic designer and it is the lettering, color schemes, overall design that captivated her attention in these historic objects and inspired her to collect.

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