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Culture:American
Title:sign
Date Made:1840-1870
Type:Advertising
Materials:wood: eastern white pine; white, black and gray paint
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Pittsfield
Accession Number:  HD 2014.35
Credit Line:Gift of William A. Hosie, Jr. and Christin A. Couture
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield
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Description:
Long wooden shop sign with molded wood framing along the edge painted black, sign is inscribed in black paint on a grayish white ground: "P.F. COOLEY." Pindar Field Cooley (b.1827) was born in Hawley, Massachusetts, but spent most of his life in the western Massachusetts town of Pittsfield. It is believed the sign is from his time working in Pittsfield.

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advertising

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