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    Early Barker's Powder Veterinary Sign This has become a serious area of collecting by animal lovers and veterinarians. The Barker, Moore and Mein Wholesale Druggists from Philadelphia were capitalizing on a farmer's need to keep his stock healthy. This sign pictures strong and healthy horses, pigs, sheep and cows in a field being aroused by the sound of a train passing. These early lithographed ads were always full of great detail and this one is no exception. The barn in the background advertises Barker's Powder while a family is seen in the distance. Whereas this piece is somewhat soiled throughout, nothing could detract from the beautiful color of the scene. Lithographed by the Thomas Hunter Co. the sign has been trimmed and is missing approximately one inch on the left edge. The lettering at the top was lithographed to look like weathered wooden ties forming the lettering. Some of the color has worn off due to the process used to create the effect. Several creases can be noted to appear in the background but the paper is solid and complete with no holes. Nothing reduces the impact of the graphic from this early piece of veterinary advertising and history with the piece having great presence and appeal as framed, 25 1/4" x 21 1/4".

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