National Gallery of Art - THE COLLECTION
image of Shop Sign Shop Sign
Rendered by Robert Pohle (artist), c. 1939
watercolor and colored pencil on paperboard
overall: 36.2 x 48.9 cm (14 1/4 x 19 1/4 in.) Original IAD Object: 8" Long (approx)
Index of American Design
1943.8.8051
Not on View
From the Tour: Woodcarving from the Index of American Design
Object 9 of 26

Not all shop signs were human figures. Many, like this shoe, simply exhibited a sample of the goods for sale within. This is a more direct method of advertising. This carving of a shoe is a fine piece of craftsmanship, with graceful lines and precise details. The grain and character of the wood are shown to good advantage.

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