SOLD ITEM 3891 - Antique Cast Iron New Canaan Connecticut Town Line Sign

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Antique Cast Iron New Canaan Connecticut Town Line Sign. This town line sign measures 30 inches high and is 31 and three quarter inches wide. New Canaan, established 1640, incorporated 1801. It is not an original 17th century sign but it was hand wrought from iron by the Silvermine Forge, Norwalk, CT in 1936.This sign was made as part of the WPA Federal Art Art Project. To see a picture and to read more about this sign and the WPA Project see "Rescue and Restore WPA Art in New Canaan". It was abandoned by the town years ago. We have obtained a letter sent to Lauren Nash the assistant United States Attorney in New Haven CT from Richard R. Butterworth Jr Senior Assistant General Counsel for the Office of General Counsel General Services Administration in Washington D.C.stating that "while the sign might have historic significance, we do not consider it fine art. While GSA has pursued the return of other works of art created under the federal New Deal art programs, these signs appear to have been created for the town of New Canaan and not for the federal government. Therefore,as municipal property, GSA has no objection to the the release of any expressed claim of ownership for these signs on behalf of the United States". We have provided a photo copy of this letter. Shipping extra. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in
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