Double Sided Shaped Barber Sign
American, Ca. Late 19th Century

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Wooden sign with surrounding sheet iron strapping lettered in black on a white ground. "Haircutting and Shaving" on one side; "Singeing and Shampooing" on the other. "Singeing" is the practice of removing stray hairs with a lit taper or wand.

Ex. Janie and Peter Gross collection of Pennsylvania. Janie was by profession a graphic designer. The lettering, color schemes, and overall design of early trade signs captivated her attention and inspired her to collect.

21 1/2" wide x 12 3/4" high.

ITEM # 19097