We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
Shoe Lace Service Station, Very Rare Tin Litho Store Display
One of the most uniquely designed and executed advertising displays of the 1920s with great attention to detail. This sought after tin litho. Shoe Lace Service Station has painted tin roof and three sides lithographed to resemble service station, with one side showing man seated in large shoe w/automobile wheels as service technician laces shoe. Sides of building show gas pumps reading Woodlawn Mills on bases and globes, which also have Pairs Black or Pairs Brown markings. Back of display is open and features seven tin shelves to hold boxes of Woodlawn Mills shoe laces. Entire unit is attached to painted wooden base. Display was made by the Advertising Metal Display Co. Inc. of Chicago, IL. H 14 in. x W 11.25 in. x D 11 in... $1800