Very Early X-Ray Building Sign

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This is one of the best signs I've ever had. It's 10 feet 8 inches long by 19 inches by 5 inches thick. The letters are painted in the negative, just like an X-ray. The letters are "white" and the background is black, but all very faded together, with a green border. The thin metal of the sign was painted on the reverse of another much larger sign and mounted on a old wooden frame. The sign came from a business in La Crescenta, California. The ends of the sign are rounded. We are not sure if they were advertising a very early use of medical X-Rays or the X-Ray Lighting Company. The subject is unique, the look is just right and the sign is very early.

Details

    Dimensions
    19 in. H x 128 in. W x 5 in. D
    48 cm H x 325 cm W x 13 cm D
  • Seller Location
    Peekskill, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    LU88382495032
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2009

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Located in Peekskill, NY

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