Chicago, Alton & St Louis Short Line Railroad Reverse Glass Sign

Depot bulletin board with large reverse glass panel for the Chicago, Alton & St. Louis Railroad Kansas City Short Line. Lettering has wonderful shaded drop shadows with gold letters in clearly hand painted work. This piece has to be seen in person to be truly appreciated but with the number of colors and hand decorated lettering it’s a truly special and rare piece of the caliber that seldom survived and even more rarely comes to auction where the public has a chance to see them. Some flaking to design in banner. Middle panel has been lost. Wood at top edges is split where it was nailed it. Left door at bottom needs repaired and is missing glass. Overall needs some TLC and restoration but certainly a unique and all original piece with fantastic eye appeal. Gilt paint on wood below glass panel Geo. Keller Maker Chicago, an 1895 Chicago newspaper lists a Geo. Keller as a frame maker, though we can’t confirm him as the same. Size: 35″ x 67″ (glass approx. 29″ x 25″)

Realized Price: $702