Painted wooden sign for a tobacconist's shop

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Used in Edinburgh

Postcard of Painted wooden sign for a tobacconist's shop.
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Painted wooden sign for a tobacconist's shop

This sign for a tobacconist's shop was made by J. Steele of Edinburgh in 1835. It is a figure of a Moor smoking a long clay pipe. This figure was used as a shop sign for several Edinburgh tobacco shops throughout the 19th century.

Tobacconist's shop sign in the form of the figure of a Moor in colourful costume smoking a long clay pipe, inscribed 'J. Steell, Edinr. 1835'

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Online ID: 000-100-003-180-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.VK 41
Date: 1835
Material: Wood. Inscription: J STEELL / EDINR. 1835
Dimensions: 1260 mm H x 460 mm W x 260 mm depth
What: Sign, shop
Who: J. Steell (Maker)
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