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Tavern Sign

Object Number: 
1937.175
Date: 
1810-1842
Medium: 
Wood, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 1/2 x 25 3/4 x 2 in. ( 110.5 x 65.4 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: in black on both sides: "E.Fitchs/ iNN[sic]"
Description: 
Wooden sign painted with black crescent moon and inscription "E.Fitchs iNN" on white ground on both sides; black painted oak frame with wrought iron braces with eyes for hanging.
Gallery Label: 
This sign may be from the tavern of Elijah Fitch (1778-1841), located a half mile west of Bolton, Connecticut. The tavern was later kept by his son, Captain Asahel Fitch. A related tavern sign, for D. Loomis' inn, dated 1811, is in the collection of the Connecticut Historical Society (acc. # 58.10.1) and may have been made by the same sign painter.
Credit Line: 
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Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group