Object ID 001916
Object Name Chase and Sanborn Grocery sign
Object Desc Color print for Chase & Sanborn featuring An Old Fashioned New England Grocery. Image of men sitting around stove in grocery store at top. Below two pieces of white paper attached with text about print.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002056
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location 3rd Floor Hallway South
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Chase and Sanborn Coffee,signs,advertising,point-of-purchase displays,promotional items,grocery store,
Title Chase and Sanborn Grocery sign
Description Framed print for Chase & Sanborn. Frame is wood, stained. Print is on cardstock with tan border. At center is image of grocery store in color. Four men sitting around stove with dog at right. In background is grocer possibly grinding coffee. At bottom are two pieces of white paper glued with text describing the picture. Back of object has paper tape attached to print back. Wire with eyelet screws across back.
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Place of Origin
Maker Standard Brands Incorporated
Maker Details See Notes for additional information. The company was established in Boston, MA in 1862 as the Chase & Sanborn Coffee Company. In 1929, Standard Brands acquired the company and owned it until 1981 when Nabisco purchased the company.
Date APR 8,2014
Notes The piece is loose from the frame and pushed in on the front side at the lower edge. The paper tape on back is worn and aflixed to print, could come loose. Use caution when handling. Frame has surface scratches. On print white scuff marks on top edge and along left and right sides. White scratches and scuff marks on graphic itself. On bottom the edges of the white paper are worn at right of center at lower edge there is a tear and crease. White paper appears to be glued on and is loose around edges. On back paper tape is torn significantly around edges. Water damage at lower left corner. Scuff marks on paper back. Scratches in paper at right side about 7" from edge and about 2" from horizontal center.
Date APR 8,2014
Notes The artist is Abbot Graves who painted this in 1897. In 1900s, it was reproduced by Chase & Sanborn as a give away.