TOOLS SHARPENED

  • Elmer A. Hallock, TOOLS SHARPENED, ca. 1920s, painted wood with painted metal saw, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr. and museum purchase made possible by Ralph Cross Johnson, 1986.65.332

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This sign probably hung outside a hardware store or on the side of a traveling cart to advertise for a tradesman. An unknown artist painted the words on the blade of a real saw to create a recognizable visual symbol.

Title
TOOLS SHARPENED
Artist
Attributed to Elmer A. Hallock
Date
ca. 1920s
Location
Dimensions
11 1/2 x 47 3/8 x 2 in. (29.2 x 120.3 x 5.1 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
painted wood with painted metal saw
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – other – sign
  • Object – tool – scissors
Object Number
1986.65.332
Palette
Linked Open Data
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