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Alvarado Hotel Newsstand Sign

Alvarado Hotel Newsstand Sign

Manufacturer / Maker: Alvarado Hotel, Fred Harvey Co. (1879 - 1970)

Department: History
Date: 1920s-1930s
Medium: Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions:
24 x 34 x 1 7/8 in. (61 x 86.4 x 4.8 cm)
Classification: Communication Objects
Credit Line: Albuquerque Museum, museum purchase
Object number: PC2014.8.1
DescriptionA sign from the Alvarado Hotel newsstand. This double-sided sign has identical information on both sides; only the arrowhead orientation differs to indicate right & left directions . The sign reads "FRED / HARVEY / NEWS STAND" with an arrow below. The sign has a cast iron frame and a yellow paint field with black painted cast metal lettering.
Not on view
Label Text:Sign from the Alvarado Hotel news stand, 1930s-40s
Wood, metal, paint
Museum purchase
2014.8.1

The Fred Harvey sign, probably made locally, guided train travelers and motorists to an outdoor news stand near the brick walk. An additional stand was located inside the Alvarado.