Empire Soap Sign: Impressive, early ca. 1880’s paper litho advertising sign for Empire Soap Co., featuring beautiful multi-color graphic image of black children returning home from school (note: sign was made to promote a soap wrapper premium offer for getting this image w/ out advertising). Clean, bright and very attractive appearance (basically litho is a strong C. 8+) although there is some softening to the red printed advertising lettering at top and a couple scuff/ scrape spots in very bottom background area (at bottom of path- could be easily colored in). Framed.
Size: 26-5/8 x 19 (22 x 15 image)
Date of Sale: 10/11/13
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