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.
Very Early X-Ray Building Sign
This is one of the best signs I've ever had. It's 10 feet 8 inches long by 19 inches by 5 inches thick. The letters are painted in the negative|just like an X-ray. The letters are "white" and the background is black|but all very faded together|with a green border. The thin metal of the sign was painted on the reverse of another much larger sign and mounted on a old wooden frame. The sign came from a business in La Crescenta|California. The ends of the sign are rounded. We are not sure if they were advertising a very early use of medical X-Rays or the X-Ray Lighting Company. The subject is unique|the look is just right and the sign is very early. 19 in.Hx128 in.Wx5 in.D $4,200