Acquisition No.: 2018-11
Title: Advertising Thermomete; Leo A. Storm, Bonneauville, PA.
Item History:

Advertising thermometers were a common business gratuity throughout the first half of the 20th Century. The logic was that each time an individual glanced at the temperature reading he would be reminded of the establishment advertised on the piece.

On this panel the sun sets behind a landscape reminiscent of the two Roundtops on the Gettysburg Battlefield. The American flag strikes a strong, reassuring contrast to the dark storm clouds in the background.

Printed just above the thermometer is the text: "Leo A. Storm, Gas - Oil - Fancy Groceries - Custom Chopping and feed."

Unframed dimension - 5 5/8" x 7 5/8".

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