Charles Dickens Daily News Enameled Metal Sign by Willing & Co London
Charles Dickens Daily News Enameled Metal Sign by Willing & Co London
Charles Dickens Daily News Enameled Metal Sign by Willing & Co London
Charles Dickens Daily News Enameled Metal Sign by Willing & Co London
Charles Dickens Daily News Enameled Metal Sign by Willing & Co London

Charles Dickens Daily News Enameled Metal Sign by Willing & Co London

1900 United Kingdom

Offered by Duck & Bear Art Studio

£450 gbp
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The Daily News was a Liberal daily newspaper founded by Charles Dickens and his associates from 1846 and was later merged with Morning Leader in 1912. Charles Dickens was the editor of the newspaper and wrote: "The principles advocated in the Daily News will be principles of progress and improvement; of education, civil and religious liberty, and equal legislation."

The newspaper was competing with The Times and was discussing controversial subjects and political arguments. Willing & Co, which name is in the bottom right corner, was established in 1840 and was one of the largest advertising contractors of the time arranging wall space, advertising, printing and posting. At the time it payed the owners better to let the outside walls for advertising than to let the interior for dwelling purposes.

This sign was most likely used as an advertisement for the newspaper at the turn of the century at one of the busiest parts of London featuring 67 Fleet Street which is believed to be the newspaper's headquarters of the time.

Note that the sign is bended, it cannot be easily straightened as the straightening process crumbles the front layer of the enamel. The sign has been restored and covered with protective coating. The depth given depth of the sign accounts for the bend.
Dimensions
Height 30.30 inch (76.96 cm)
Width 48.00 inch (121.92 cm)
Depth 1.97 inch (5.00 cm)
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