ORIENT DELIGHTS ORIENT'S MOST FAMOUS SWEETS

  • Unidentified, ORIENT DELIGHTS ORIENT'S MOST FAMOUS SWEETS, ca. 1920, housepaint on plywood, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.151

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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.”

Title
ORIENT DELIGHTS ORIENT'S MOST FAMOUS SWEETS
Artist
Date
ca. 1920
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
36 x 72 in. (91.5 x 183.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson

Mediums
Mediums Description
housepaint on plywood
Classifications
Keywords
  • Architecture Exterior – religious – mosque
  • Object – other – sign
  • Cityscape – celestial – moon
Object Number
1986.65.151
Palette
Linked Open Data
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