Sep 27, 2018 - Sale 2486

Sale 2486 - Lot 348

Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900
(NEW YORK CITY.) T. Dixon from New York, Fashionable Boot and Shoe Maker, Gents, Ladies & Misses' Boots & Shoes Made to Order. Oil paint on light board, 16 x 11 3/4 inches; dampstaining causing some streaking to paint, light edge wear and bits of both left corners filled. New York, circa 1870s?

Additional Details

A sign produced for a traveling shoe salesman--he wouldn't need to add "from New York" if it was displayed at his own shop. It may have been a maquette photographed for a carte-de-visite advertising card, or just a sign displayed on his cart. A shoemaker named Thomas Dixon appeared in the Brooklyn directories from 1865 through 1904. The calligrapher is credited as [Su?]rrat of 262 Washington Street in New York.