Sunbeam Bread Tin Sign: Vintage Featuring Little Miss Sunbeam – VS6414
This Extremely Rare, Extra Large, Rectangular, Tin Litho Strip Sign, Features The Iconic Character “Little Miss Sunbeam”, And Measures 4 1/2 Feet Tall, Making It An Ideal Collection Centerpiece Item
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Sunbeam Bread Tin Sign: Vintage Featuring Little Miss Sunbeam
This is an original vintage Sunbeam Bread tin sign. It is an extra large, vertically oriented, rectangular strip sign with rounded corners, measuring 54 inches tall by 19 inches wide. It is a thick, heavy single sided tin litho sign. It was originally used as advertising at grocery stores and markets in the mid-1950's. This is an original sign, and is dated October 1953. It features the famous "A.A.W." maker's mark, meaning is was manufactured by The American Art Works of Coshocton, OH, U.S.A.. It has a primarily red background with a green border, and small yellow stripe around the inside edge of the border. The top of the sign features a graphic of Subeam's famous "Little Miss Sunbeam" mascot, a young blond haired girl in a blue and white dress, with a blue bow in her hair, eating a piece of bread. The sign features the slogan "REACH FOR SUNBEAM ENERGY PACKED BREAD" at the bottom of the sign. The word Sunbeam is in yellow lettering, with a white wheat grain graphic, and the other words are in white lettering. This rare, collectible tin litho, vintage Sunbeam Bread tin sign is just one of hundreds of authentic, collectible advertisements currently for sale from ArtFactory.com.
Vintage Sunbeam Bread Tin Sign Specifications
- Type: Heavy Metal Tin Litho
- Sides: Single Sided
- Shape: Vertically Oriented Rectangular Strip Sign With Rounded Corners
- Company: Sunbeam Bread
- Product: Bread
- Character: Little Miss Sunbeam
- Manufacture: The American Art Works
- Date Of Manufacture: October 1953
- Place Of Manufacture: Coshocton, Ohio, U.S.A.
- Color: Red/White/Yellow/Blue/Green
- Dimensions: 54 Inches Tall By 19 Inches Wide
- Condition: Original, Unrestored As-Pictured, See Photos For Details
Sunbeam Bread Tin Sign Additional Details
Like all of our signs, this vintage Sunbeam Bread tin sign in original, unrestored condition. This sign is in especially clean condition overall, as pictured, and as close to a near mint condition example as you will find of this now nearly 70-year-old sign. We believe in keeping signs in unrestored condition, because these blemishes are part of the history and story of the item. All of our signs are guaranteed to be authentic, backed by over a century of experience in the antiques and collectibles marketplace. This advertisement is original memorabilia from one of America's most iconic brands. We are a one stop shop when it comes to outfitting your man cave or game room. We can can outfit an entire general store or soda shop themed room for you, or help you find that one special item that has been missing from your collection. In addition to signs, we have vintage restored vending machines, and more, that we have fully restored to working, museum quality condition. Our Americana restorations are the best in the business because nobody has been doing it longer, or pays as much attention to detail.
This vintage Sunbeam Bread tin sign is the perfect conversation piece that will wow your friends and clients alike. Like all of our vintage collectible signs, it is guaranteed authentic, investment quality memorabilia. We specialize in those hard to find signs that serious collectors are looking for. All antique collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us for pricing on this vintage Sunbeam Bread tin sign, or any of our collectible Americana, antique signs, or old gas pumps at 1-800-292-0008.
Sunbeam Bread Company And Little Miss Sunbeam History
Sunbeam bread is a brand that has been around for over 75 years. The bread is known for its soft, light texture and for being the first bread in America to be sold pre-sliced. However, what many people might not know is the story behind the iconic Little Miss Sunbeam logo. The Little Miss Sunbeam logo was created in 1942 by a New York advertising agency named D'Arcy Advertising Company. The agency was hired by Quality Bakers of America, the company that owned the Little Miss Sunbeam brand, to create a new logo for the bread. Quality Bakers of America wanted a logo that would appeal to families and children and that would help set Little Miss Sunbeam apart from other bread brands.
The D'Arcy Advertising Company came up with the idea of using a little girl to represent the brand. They wanted the little girl to be friendly, happy, and approachable. They also wanted her to be a symbol of the warmth and freshness of the bread. In 1942, illustrator Ellen Barbara Segner was commissioned by the Quality Bakers of America to create a marketing symbol of a young child. Over six months she submitted hundreds of sketches before coming across the girl who would become the first Miss Sunbeam in Southern Indiana. Segner was a talented artist who had worked for several different advertising agencies before she was hired by D'Arcy Advertising Company. She was known for her ability to create cute and whimsical characters, and her drawing of the Little Miss Sunbeam logo is no exception. The logo features a little girl with blonde hair and a big smile, wearing a yellow sun hat and a blue and white polka dot dress. She is holding a basket of bread and surrounded by sunbeams. The image of the holiday Little Miss Sunbeam first appeared on a billboard in the 1950’s.
The Little Miss Sunbeam logo was an immediate hit with consumers. It appeared on billboards, in magazines, and on television commercials. Children loved the cute little girl, and parents appreciated the wholesome, family-friendly image that the logo conveyed. The Little Miss Sunbeam brand quickly became one of the most recognizable and popular bread brands in the country.
Over the years, the Little Miss Sunbeam logo has undergone a few changes, but the basic design has remained the same. In the 1950s, the logo was updated to reflect the changing times. Little Miss Sunbeam's dress was changed to a more modern style, and her hair was styled in a more fashionable way. In the 1960s, the logo was updated again, this time to include the tagline "Enriched with vitamins and minerals." This was done to highlight the nutritional benefits of the bread. The popularity of the brand, and its advertising extended as far as U.S. soldiers in Vietnam would state that they were members of the "Little Miss Sunbeam Club," as they had no wounds as declared in the "batter-whipped" bread's promotional claim of "no holes" ensuring freshness and firmness.
Flowers Foods, the largest distributor of Sunbeam bread, has used this image of Little Miss Sunbeam on billboards and bread bags during the holiday season, in their Sunbeam markets, since 2001. Today, the Little Miss Sunbeam logo is still going strong. It can be found on the packaging of all Little Miss Sunbeam bread products, and it is still beloved by generations of Americans. The Little Miss Sunbeam brand has become a symbol of quality, freshness, and family values, and the logo is a testament to the power of great design and the importance of branding in creating a successful product.
More About The American Art Works (Excerpted From BrewAF.com)
The American Art Works started out as the Tuscarora Advertising Company which was a beer tray and sign manufacturer founded in 1895 in Coshocton, OH. Breweries could either commission a unique design or use one of Tuscarora’s stock images tailored to include their logo, bottle design, and other specific design details on their beer trays. At that time beer trays were just used to serve beer, they were also used as advertising pieces to promote a specific brewery as well as their products.
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