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Sign, Trade


Object Name: Sign, Trade

Object ID: 2004.039.03

Place of Origin: Milton Mills, NH

Date: 1878-1890

Description: Hand-lettered cardboard sign of Elbridge W. Fox, Milton Mills, NH. White watercolor lettering with blue, red, and yellow highlights, on brown background: "ELBRIDGE W. FOX, / CONVEYANCER, CLAIM, COLLECTION, REPORTING. / AND / NEWS AGENT. / SPECIAL ATTENTION GIVEN TO / PROBATE, PENSION, NOTARY AND JUSTICE BUSINESS, / MAKING OF WILLS, LEGAL & OFFICIAL INSTRUMENTS, / EXAMINATION OF RECORDS, TITLES, ACCOUNTS, &c. / TICKET AGENT CUNARD LINE MAIL STEAMERS. / BILLS OF EXCHANGE ISSUED ON LIVERPOOL, LONDON, DUBLIN & GLASGOW. / AGENCY FOR THE PRINCIPAL NEWSPAPERS, MAGAZINES, PERIODICALS, &c. / P.O. BLOCK, CENTRAL SQ. Milton Mills, Strafford Co.N.H." Decorated with gold flourishes. Cardboard cracked on left side and bottom right.

Material: Paper

Dimensions: H-12 W-13.9 inches

Provenance: Displayed at Asa Fox & Son general mercantile store and post office, operated by Asa Fox (1809-1887) and his son Elbridge Wood Fox (1834-1912) in Milton Mills, NH. After death of Asa Fox, store was run by Elbridge W. Fox and his son, Everett F. Fox (1856-1927).

Came with large collection of papers of Helen Gertrude (Fox) Carmichael (donor's mother) and Elbridge Wood Fox (donor's great-grandfather), including letters, diaries, account books, photographs, and ephemera.

Margaret Emerson died 06/07/2005.

Credit Line: Gift of Margaret Emerson

People: Fox, Asa (1809-1887), Fox, Elbridge Wood (1834-1912), Fox, Everett F. (1856-1927)

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