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Gun Shop Sign

Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1860-1865
Medium:
wood –paint
Dimensions:
41 x 24
Accession Number:
S-38
Description:
DESCRIPTION: A sign made of wood painted black in the center.
History:
This trade sign hung on George Foltz’s shop. His house and shop were located directly across the street from Timothy Vogler’s shop.

LABEL NOTES: George Foltz made shoe lasts before the Civil War. He also made wooden shoe soles, several of which are in the WHS collection. During the Civil War, the demand for guns became so great that George became a gunsmith. His house stands (?, built in 1938) on the West Side of South Main Street, the third house south of Walnut Street. He had his gun shop at this residence. He died about 1870.

Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society