Museum to host its own antique roadshow

| August 14, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is conducting its own Antique Roadshow at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. This one, though, is only for advertising art made in Coshocton. So, bring your signs, trays, calendars and other novelties for the experts to examine. Millions of these were made (American Art Works made 72 million products in 1926 alone), and thousands just stayed in Coshocton. There were so many rejected pieces – quality control was extremely high — that people repurposed the metal for all kinds of projects. Many were used as building materials.

Joe Kreitzer and Bill Carlisle, curators for the museum’s current special exhibit, Advertising Art of Coshocton, will be appraising the pieces. They have been collecting and researching advertising art for over 35 years. Their area of specialty is works that were made between 1880 and 1950 from the major companies — Tuscarora, Standard, Beach (and all its offshoots), Novelty, and American Arts Works. If you have something from Shaw-Barton, bring it in, too. You’re sure to learn something more about it.

The Coshocton Advertising Art Antique Roadshow is free with museum admission ($4 adults; $3 children; and free for Friends of the Museum). Attendees will want to come earlier in the afternoon so they can view the exhibit beforehand. This event is sponsored by The Beach Company, Novelty Advertising Company, and curators, William Carlisle and Joe Kreitzer. The Ohio Arts Council also helped fund this event with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.

The Advertising Art of Coshocton exhibit will be on display through Sunday, Sept. 14. The Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum is open daily from noon to 5 p.m. and located at 300 N. Whitewoman St. For information, contact JHM at 622-8710, e-mail [email protected]org or visit its website www.jhmuseum.org.

 

 

 

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