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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

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General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


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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Height 24.25

Length 0

Width 23.25

Depth 1

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Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Site Details

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.

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Image Caption CMY2056



Date APR 8,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

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.