New York WPA Foreign Trade Zone sign



Staten Island Foreign Trade Zone sign.
Up for sale today is this Staten Island Foreign Trade Zone sign.  The sign is a Works Progress Administration poster that would have been flypapered all over New York City just before the 1937 opening of the trade zone.  The sign mentions the WPA Federal Art Project which commissioned this sign, and thousands more like it to bolster the public awareness of New Deal projects.  The classic art deco design is unmatched in modern times.

An original of these is very rare to find; they were made out of flimsy paper and intended to last just for a few months.  If there are any left at all, they are probably covered with over eighty years of other posters.  Here is your chance to own an excellent display piece, in a significantly more durable medium.  This sign is a faithful remake to a very reasonable and wieldy 28 by 16 inches, manufactured on heavy steel with the correct layout, fonts and colors.  it weighs about 11 pounds, 6 ounces.

This is a high quality, heavy steel sign. Accept no imitations that may be one-third this price, but are one-tenth the quality. No cheap tin to be found here, with the wrong fonts, layouts, size, shape, or any other manner of embarrassing imperfection. This one will make even the most discerning collector stick their nose into the sign, as it looks that good from that close!

Would you like a number not seen here? Or perhaps a different style? I can of course make these signs with any city name of your choice, and not just this style, but others with the reflectors, the embossed style that other states used, and even the classic mileage, direction, and route shield signs from the era. Anything you would like, made with unsurpassed quality right here in the good old US of A.

Figure about 13 pounds for shipping, packed with care and mailed from zip code 61833.

Thank you for your purchase!

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14 × 8 in., 21 × 12 in., 28 × 16 in., 42 × 24 in., 63 × 36 in., 84 × 56 in.


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