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

Carved wooden Native American shop sign c. 1780

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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.
 

Date

1780 AD - 1780 AD
 

Image Number

008432
 

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