This fabulous sign probably advertised the business of John Phelan, a prosperous businessman in New York City in the latter part of the 19th century. He immigrated from Ireland as a child and settled in Greenwich Village. His son, James J. Phelan took his family's successful grocery trade and expanded and diversified it, including a venture in wholesale wine and spirits. The sign is approximately 42" high and 61" wide. It retains its original surface; some minor restoration has been performed to scattered small losses. Provenance: Collection of the Goyette Museum of Americana, Peterborough, New Hampshire, sold by Richard W. Withington, 1977.
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