Mr. Peanut Bank Sign c.1950
This is an original cardboard store sign promoting Planters Peanut Co.'s plastic Mr. Peanut banks for 25 cents. This piece has retained its original color with a little age tone darkening on the outer edges.
- CREATOR Planters Peanuts Co.
DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1950.
MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Cardboard.
- CONDITION Good. Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 22 in. W 14 in. D 1/32 in.
Planters was founded by Italian immigrant Amedeo Obici in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He started his career as a bellhop and fruit stand vendor in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Obici later moved to Wilkes-Barre, opened his own fruit stand, and invested in a peanut roaster.