Porcelain NYC Humpback Street Sign

WashingtonSqN

This sign from the corner of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Greenwich Village apartment at Washington Square North & MacDougal was probably manufactured in the 1910s or ’20s. It did not come to me in its original frame, so I placed it in a frame of similar vintage that was retired from Easton, PA. I think these cobalt blue signs look very graceful, and I love the font, especially the way the points of the “W” and “N” extend ever so slightly below the base line.