J. Wilder Tavern Sign

Title: 
J. Wilder Tavern Sign
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Identifier: 
N0013.2015.1
Description: 
Joseph Wilder operated The Tavern of the Rising Sun out of the house he built in Hillsboro Center, New Hampshire in 1815. He commissioned this sign the year he opened the tavern, and had the artist depict an eagle and the date 1816 on one side and a rising sun on the other. Joseph passed the tavern on to his son Barrett and daughter Anne who ran it until about 1860, just before the Civil War. Remarkably, the sign was consigned to the attic of the Wilder house at some point prior to the tavern’s closing and remained there until just a few years ago, when it was discovered by an antiques picker.
Physical dimensions: 
height 38 ; length 39 in ; width 1.75 in
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