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    Beautiful Meek Co. Lithograph Advertising Sign Produced for the J. & F. Schroth Packing Co. Its detailed scene pictures Fountain Square in Cincinnati, a turn of the century place for picnics and family gatherings. Here a Victorian mother is picnicking with her daughter in front of the fountain. The tin sign is very graphic depicting even the smallest detail in their Victorian clothing and lifestyle. The fountain was often used by Cincinnati businesses as a focal point for their ads, as it had such a strong association for the people of Cincinnati and visitors alike. One of the finest advertising lithographers of the turn of the century was the Meek Co. of Coshocton, Ohio, well known for its deep coloration in its tin lithographs. This piece is no exception. The sign, never having surfaced in any other auction we can find, has some minor scratching to the dark black frame-like border. We will mention here that there is one scratch, which only appears after very close examination, across the woman's face. The scene evokes a different time, and nothing detracts from it. 20.25" x 21.5".

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    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    7th-8th Wednesday-Thursday
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