Vintage Tin Signs

When tin advertising signs first appeared in the U.S. around the beginning of the 19th century, they were hand-painted, making them relatively expensive to produce. But as industrialization took hold and lithography became commonplace, tin signs vied with paper posters as the means for selling products. The rise of tin advertisements might have had something to do with the new U.S. craze for name-brand prepackaged food products. These...Continue Reading