Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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".

    Shipping, Taxes, Terms and Bidding
    Calculate Standard Domestic Shipping

    Sales Tax information  |  Terms and Conditions

    Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

    Glossary of Terms

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2006
    7th Wednesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 9
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 2,537

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2020 October 27 Domain Names Signature Auction - Dallas.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Heritage Auctions and Mr. Chad Reingold were...professional and courteous in all transactions and provided outstanding service in answering my many emails. I recommend them at the highest level.
    Killy M.,
    Melbourne Beach, FL
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search

    Recent auctions

    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    2018 April 18 Historical Manuscripts Grand Format Auction - Dallas
    REALIZED SO FAR $1,010,924