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Maker(s):Sherman, Ernest (attributed)
Culture:American (1869-1934)
Title:sign board
Date Made:1920-1934
Type:Advertising
Materials:wood, paint, base metal: iron
Place Made:United States; Massachusetts; Deerfield
Measurements:overall: 21 in x 19 in; 53.34 cm x 48.26 cm
Accession Number:  HD 3178
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. James Douglas (Emily C.) Abercrombie
Museum Collection:  Historic Deerfield

Description:
Medieval-style sign board attributed to Ernest Sherman, husband of Clara Alquist (1876-1944), who worked as a copyist and illustrator and was well known for painting heraldic symbols One side has "Heraldic Illuminations, Book-Plates, Seals..." in old script.; the other side has a coat of arms with the motto "Vincit Pericula Virtus" (strength conquers danger), the motto of the Brady family.

Label Text:
Shop Sign for “Heraldic Illuminations, Book-Plates, Seals...” Attributed to Ernest Sherman (1869-1934) Deerfield, Massachusetts, 1920-1934
Wood, paint, and iron Gift of Mrs. James Douglas (Emily C.) Abercrombie, 3178 Ernest Sherman, husband of Clara Alquist, worked as a copyist and illustrator and was well known for painting heraldic symbols. The reverse of his shop sign displays a coat of arms with the saying "Vincit Pericula Virtus" (strength conquers danger), the motto of the Brady family.

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