National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Butcher's Shop Sign Butcher's Shop Sign
Rendered by Laura Bilodeau (artist), c. 1939
watercolor, graphite, and pen and ink on paperboard
overall: 38.1 x 54.4 cm (15 x 21 7/16 in.) Original IAD Object: 32" Long
Index of American Design
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From the Tour: Woodcarving from the Index of American Design
Object 10 of 26

The ideal trade sign was completely self-explanatory. This butcher's sign is not only clear in its message, but it is well composed and witty in design. It was made between 1830 and 1850 for a slaughterhouse.

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