Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Miss Saylor's Unusual Chocolates Ad Sign 1920's

In Signs > Food Signs > Show & Tell and Art Nouveau > Art Nouveau Graphics > Show & Tell.
Art Nouveau Graphics30 of 61Angelicus J. Maria Beckert (1889-1962) - Das KonigskindART NOUVEAU CATALOG BOOK
2
Love it
0
Like it

ManikinManikin loves this.
HunterHunter loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.


Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate



Posted 2 years ago

Email

Pencil-nec…
(40 items)

I'm not an art expert, but I believe this is silkscreen on heavy cardboard as opposed to a printed sign. The artist's name is Leopold Krumel, a 'listed' artist who worked in the Alameda CA area in the 20's & 30's.

The condition is amazing given the 80-odd years on this earth. The colors couldn't be more vibrant. The sign was uncovered in the basement of a graphic designer and the sign was protected only by being in a pile and undisturbed for many, many years. The size is approximately 37" tall by 20" wide.

The one problem is that when it was uncovered, the finders' hands were dirty and that transferred onto the gold edges of the the sign. Anyone have any suggestions on how one might remove them? Also, any information on the artist would be greatly appreciated.

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.

Comments

  1. donnie99, 12 months ago
    Hello. My wife is Leopold Krumel's great-granddaughter. We have a few old works of his around the house. He was a graphic artist and did advertisements (as you have) and some work for Stanford University's yearbook around the 20s or 30s. He also painted some watercolor paintings that are quite good (but I'm no expert and obviously biased).
  2. Pencil-necked-geek, 12 months ago
    And hello back 'atcha! It's always nice to be able to connect historical items back to present-day decendents. It's a huge part of what makes playing with this 'old stuff' so enjoyable.

    Thanks for the confirmation on Mr. Krumel's bona fides. Does this sign represent a usual art-nouveau style or are the examples you have different?

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.