R. Chadwick Inn

Title: 
R. Chadwick Inn
Date: 
Identifier: 
N0021.1961
Description: 
Swinging wooden signs set on a high post or suspended from an upper story of inns and taverns were a standard part of the early American streetscape. They usually included lettering to identify the name of the establishment or its proprietor and were decorated with painted symbols that gave similar information for the non-literate public. For example, the image of the horse probably refers to the availability of stabling and feed for horses. The form of this sign, with turned side spindles and a crested top, is typical for the 18th century.
Physical dimensions: 
depth 2.25 in ; height 42.5 in ; width 23.75 in
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