Carved wooden Native American shop sign c. 1780

 
Carved wooden Native American  shop sign c. 1780
4 0 c m
 
30cm
actual image size: 22cm x 29cm

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Carved wooden Native American figure, used as a tobacconist's sign. Figures of American Indians were often placed outside tobacconists’ shops. They stood for ‘the Americas’, where tobacco was cultivated. Their kilts and headdresses were made out of tobacco leaves and they carried tobacco rolls under their arms.

Image Details

Date
 
1780 AD - 1780 AD
Image Number
 
008432

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