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Wooden tavern signs, hung high on posts in front of taverns for travelers on horseback and in carriages to see, were a part of the 18th and 19th century landscape. Spaced about 15-20 miles apart along public roads, taverns had food and drink, sometimes entertainment and often, bedrooms of different degrees of quality and privacy. Arad Stratton (b.1795), whose name is on this sign, was the 3rd generation of the family to keep a tavern in Northfield, Massachusetts.


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"A. Stratton" Tavern sign

creator   Unidentified
date   1800-1820
location   Northfield Farms, Northfield, Massachusetts
height   60.0"
width   24.0"
process/materials   wood
item type   Public Announcements/Sign
accession #   #1880.083.01

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"E. Wells" Tavern sign

"M. Root" Tavern sign

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