Corner signs get their name from where they were located on a building - on the corner. Made primarily of
tin, wood and sometimes glass, these signs were typically for exterior use. Some of the more recent examples were fitted
with light bulbs for illumination after dark.
The next time you're looking at an old postcard or photo of a turn-of-the century streetscape look carefully at the building's
corners and under porches. That's where corner signs were located to get the attention of passersby.
Glass, tin and wood corner sign for Lemp "The Worlds Fair" Beer, 17" x 24", from 1904.
Metal portion of curved corner sign, 23 1/2" x 33 1/2", c1890.
Tin and glass corner sign for "Lemp Beer", 17 1/2 x 23 1/2", c1910.
Curved tin corner sign for "Wm J. Lemp St. Louis Lager Beer", 21" x 34", c1887.