DOUBLE SIDED OPTOMETRIST’S TRADE SIGN
Stock Number: 9379
For sale, early 20th century trade sign for an optometrist in Brooklyn, NY who headed the optometry division of United Hebrew Bikur Cholim Welfare Association in the second quarter of the 20th century.
43x12-1/2x1-5/8 inches (109x32x4 cm)
c. early 20th century
Country of manufacture
DOUBLE SIDED OPTOMETRIST’S TRADE SIGN, American, early 20th century, lettered “Dr. Jerome Hoyt, Optometrist” on both sides in gold on black sand. With its rectangular wooden frame, it measures 43″ x 12-1/2″ x 1-5/8″ (109 x 32 x 4 cm) overall, and is fitted with two large iron eyes for hanging. In good condition throughout, this is a fine example of the kind of trade sign hung along the streets of late 19th / early 20th century American cities.
The optometrist was undoubtedly the Dr. Hoyt recorded in Brooklyn in the second quarter 20th century. Notably he was in charge of the optometry division of the United Hebrew Bikur Cholim Welfare Association in Brooklyn, and served as a member of the executive board of directors of the Brooklyn Optometric Society.
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David and Yola Coffeen both have enjoyed academic careers, as planetary astronomer and as linguist/educator. But since 1982 (yes, 1982!) they have been full-time dealers in early scientific and medical instruments, under the name Tesseract. Selling primarily by catalogue (over 100 issued so far) they also have a web presence at www.etesseract.com, and can be contacted at [email protected].