Featured here is a beautiful Hilson Company lithographic sign advertising their Hoffman House Bouquet Brand of Cigars. The image is unique to my knowledge and is not a stock image. I am not really sure why the company decided to use two nude kids painting a porcelain or stone like man’s statue, but they did! …Details
Here’s an amazing reverse on glass sign for the General Arthur brand of ten cents cigars. Look closely, and you might recognize the image of the man, it is President Chester Arthur, 21st President of the United States. Using historical or well known political figures to help sell products was a practice alive and well in the late 1800’s era. Chester Arthur, while not a well known politician even in his day, was a military hero, hence, his image on this sign. Reverse on glass signs are hard to find in good condition like this sign is, especially 125 years later.