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ARTIFACT: Wonderful 1890s Uncle Sam advertising stand-up die-cut lithograph for Wheatlet Breakfast Cereal from The Franklin Mills Co., in Lockport, New York. The stand shows Uncle Sam with his arms crossed and holding a sign that reads: SOLD BY ALL GOOD GROCERS and he is standing beside a large bowl of the cereal that reads: WHEATLET and sits upon a box that reads: WHEATLET, A PERFECT BREAKFAST FOOD MADE FROM CHOICE-SELECTED WHEAT AND CONTAINS ALL ITS FOOD PROPERTIES, THE FRANKLIN MILLS CO., LOCKPORT, N.Y. U.S.A. the side of the box reads: WHEATLET ENRICHES THE DIETARY OF THE WORLD. The advertising stand was made by Rochester Folding Box Co., in Rochester, New York.
VINTAGE: Circa 1890s
SIZE: Approximately 6-1/2 tall x 3-2/8 x 2-2/8 (when open)
CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Lithograph, cardstock
ATTACHMENT: Cardstock fold-out stand
MARKINGS: ROCH. FOLDING BOX CO. LITHO ROCH., N.Y.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an advertising collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. MAEX16 LFJX10/16
CONDITION: 7+ (Very Fine+): The stand shows minor wear, light soiling, some creasing and color loss to Uncle Sams foot and face (does not detract), colors remain bright, overall very fine condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.