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Man vs. Machine: The Timeless Art of Hand Painted Trade Signs

The Janie and Peter Gross Collection being offered on November 19 is “the finest and most interesting assemblage of signs that Skinner has offered in many years,” in the words of Stephen Fletcher, Skinner Executive Vice President and Director of American Furniture.

Advertising is an inescapable fact of modern life. But very few of the endless commercials, jingles, promotional handouts and newspaper inserts that bombard us today bear any comparison to 19th century trade signs for inventiveness, excellence of design, and elegance of lettering.… Read More