Antique Advertising Tractor Umbrella Vintage Sign Vermont Shoe Store Americana
Listing is for a circa 1920 street peddler/vendor advertising umbrella. These were also used on the old farming tractors. The antique advertisement is for the shoe maker Geo N. Tilden Shoes of Barre, Vermont and my research shows that he was in business as early as 1907. I have had and seen several of these umbrellas and this is by far the nicest condition one yet.
They are usually pretty beat up. There are a few small spots of heavier wear in random areas from usage and moving around in storage over the last 100 years as you can imagine and is impossible for me to point out or photo every little one, and I have tried to show very detailed pics of all of the panels.
There is a close up picture #9 on one of the white panels and that is the worst of everything and still not bad for its age. Pic #5 shows the metal cap on the bottom of the umbrella that would have rested in the holder. It has an old small crack and has loosened up a bit but is still attached to the wood tip. All of the metal clasps are present around the brim that secures the fabric to the metal arms. This umbrella is solid and a nice example of early Americana.
- Type of Advertising: Street Peddlers Advertising Umbrella
- Date of Creation: circa 1920
- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States