Tuesday, May 5, 2009
More Hotaling Cutter advertising
This little 1890s embossed tin piece was a Pacific Sheet Metal Works Litho, SF, product. Unlike many other tin and paper advertising signs, it did not suffer destruction during the fire that followed the earthquake of 18 April, 1906. Despite it's being nailed inside a building to keep out rainwater for 80 years it's in amazingly nice condition. The colors are bright, with minimal rust. The hand holding the bottle is actually three dimensional, which gives the effect of the hand coming out of the background. I have never seen, or heard of, another sign like this one and was very fortunate to have the opportunity to own it.