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Object Name Sign, Trade
Date ca. 1880-1900
Description Carved wooden bull's or steer's head used as a trade sign for a butcher's shop. The carving is hollow; it is painted brown with yellow and black markings. The horns are made from real horns. The head is attached to a wooden backboard with a scrolled design. Sign measures 33 inches high x 31 inches wide x 22 inches deep.
Acquisition From the Iamonte Family
Ownership and History This sign was used at the butcher shop of August Anselm on Broad Street in Stapleton, Staten Island, New York.

Earliest Date 1880
Latest Date 1900
Material Wood/Horn
Subjects Cattle
Beef cattle
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Associated People Anselm, August
Catalog Number 61.011.0001
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, September 2013.
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