***Shipping is always discounted for multiple purchases that can be safely packaged together! Simply contact us in advance of purchase for invoice shipping price adjustment .***
Item/Description: Antique/Vintage ca 1909-1950s “Peoples Coal & Material Company - Waukegan Coke” customer appreciation “Thank-You” gift promotional advertising premium giveaway decorative combination silhouette picture AND temperature/weather thermometer/barometer.
***Bottom center front edge of picture attributions read: “‘Just another Thank You’ - Peoples Coal & Material Co.; Phone Elmhurst 440 Elmhurst, ILL” AND “Clean Smokeless Fuel Waukegan Coke”.
***Picture is framed-under-glass, and in addition to its black silhouette outline coloration, contains vivid hues of fire engine red, golden yellow, lavender-amethyst purple, and silver gray/grey in its “Americana-themed” scenic print imagery.
Descriptive Imagery: Early-American imagery of rustic Colonial, pioneer-era women seated hearthside in front of a fireplace with a blazing-roaring fire and a kettle-pot hanging over the flames.
The older-elderly grandmotherly woman is busily knitting-crocheting in her rocking chair, with her cat-kitten playing with a ball of yarn at her feet. Her companion daughter is attending to her spinning wheel creations.
Additional lovely and authentic details include the replication of Early American textile rugs, ancestor-ancestry portraits hanging on the wall, an antique mirror above the fireplace, a model masted clipper ship atop the mantle alongside antique pottery-ceramic collectibles & candles-candle holders.
Age/Period: Antique/Vintage - ca.1909 (early 1900s) to 1950s - Newton Manufacturing Co. was founded in 1909.
Manufacturer/Identification/Markings: Reverse side of picture reads “Made by Newton Manufacturing Co., Newton, Iowa”
Measurements: 10 & 1/4"W x 8 & 1/4"H
Condition: Aesthetically pristine, with fully-functioning mercury thermometer!