Kuehmann's Potato Chips Sign, circa 1935

Summary

Before the days of national brands, locally-made products were advertised in community newspapers, through free giveaways, and by signs like this one -- that were affixed to the front and side walls of stores. Kuehmann's Original Potato Chips and Butter Pretzels were made in Toledo, Ohio.

Before the days of national brands, locally-made products were advertised in community newspapers, through free giveaways, and by signs like this one -- that were affixed to the front and side walls of stores. Kuehmann's Original Potato Chips and Butter Pretzels were made in Toledo, Ohio.

Artifact

Advertising sign

Date Made

circa 1935

Creators

Unknown

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

00.4.3768

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Baked enamel

Technique

Lithography

Color

White (Color)
Navy blue
Red

Dimensions

Height: 21.5 in  (confirmed CMD)

Width: 23.125 in  (confirmed CMD)

Thickness: .02 in

Inscriptions

On front: KUEHMANN'S / ORIGINAL / POTATO / CHIPS / CLEAN - CRISP - DELICIOUS / BUTTER PRETZELS

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