Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Hand-painted Wooden Advertising Sign for Morgan's Sapolio Soap

In Advertising > Show & Tell and Signs > Show & Tell.
Signs2809 of 4613My buddy's kitchen1948 Harvest Bread Sign
1
Love it
0
Like it

vetraio50vetraio50 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 9 years ago

    dlfd911
    (134 items)

    I found this sign in the attic of an old Victorian house where I lived 30 years ago. The house used to belong to the owner of a tailor shop, and I also found several women's clothing magazines (Delineator, dated 1898-1900). These were buried under old insulation, which is why they managed to avoid detection for so long. About 15 years later I was looking through some antique shops in Newport, RI when I found 2 boxes containing the very soap product that was advertised in the sign. I purchased one of them. The soap still looks like new. The sign board is 4 feet long, by 4 3/4 inches wide. It looks and feels like cedar, which is probably why it survived intact for all these years, rather than getting eaten up by powder post beetles.

    logo
    Advertising
    See all
    Vintage Beverage Cooler Ice Box Tin Lunch Box 3.5 Gal Red Metal Coke Coca Cola
    Vintage Beverage Cooler Ice Box Tin...
    $87
    Antique SMITH KLINE FRENCH Drug Store Prescription Rotating Color Light Sign
    Antique SMITH KLINE FRENCH Drug Sto...
    $247
    1899 PRE PROHIBITION McAVOY BREWING COMPNAY TIN LITHO ADVERTISING BEER TRAY
    1899 PRE PROHIBITION McAVOY BREWING...
    $225
    HEAVY DUTY SCROLL SIGN BRACKET Antique Vintage Style Home Office Business 24"
    HEAVY DUTY SCROLL SIGN BRACKET Anti...
    $47
    logo
    Vintage Beverage Cooler Ice Box Tin Lunch Box 3.5 Gal Red Metal Coke Coca Cola
    Vintage Beverage Cooler Ice Box Tin...
    $87
    See all

    Want to post a comment?

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