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    Rough Rider Themed Jas. S. Kirk & Co. Soap Advertising Sign A popular theme in advertising after the Spanish American War was to depict the Rough Riders of 1895. This particular ad for Jas. S. Kirk & Co., Chicago, features a Teddy Roosevelt-looking Rough Rider with sword raised. Beautiful bold color and excellently framed, this piece measures 18 1/2" x 33" as framed. Although some professional restoration has been done, the lithograph appears near mint. Upon close inspection a crease shows in the background but is not immediately obvious at first glance. The borders are intact although some lightly restored. A two inch square has been professionally replaced along the right edge near the top in the background. An exceptionally graphic piece lithographed by the Henderson-Achert Krebs company of Cincinnati, copywrited 1894, apparently obtained as a premium by saving wrappers of their soap product. Unique and hardly ever seen, this piece would appeal to advertising and historical collectors alike.

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    June, 2005
    22nd-23rd Wednesday-Thursday
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