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ORIENT DELIGHTS ORIENT'S MOST FAMOUS SWEETS

ca. 1920 Unidentified housepaint on plywood 36 x 72 in. (91.5 x 183.0 cm.) Smithsonian American Art Museum Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson 1986.65.151 Not currently on view


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This sign was probably painted for a candy factory in Hoboken, New Jersey. Images from the Middle East became fashionable in the early twentieth century, and the domed building on this sign, which resembles the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, reinforces the idea that the candy actually came from the “Orient.”

Keywords

Architecture Exterior - religious - mosque

Cityscape - celestial - moon

Miscellaneous - advertisement - Orient Delights

Miscellaneous - written matter

painting

folk art

paint - oil

wood - plywood