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2002/105/1-1/6 Photographic print, black and white, advertising sign for Bond's Ladder-proof hose, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of advertisement for Bond's Ladder-proof hose designed by Rousel Studios

Made
This photograph is part of an archive of work from the signwriting and graphic design work of the Rousel Studios in Sydney.

Signwriting and associated graphic trades including gilding, silvering and glass etching developed strong craft consciousness and traditions during the 1800s. With the expansion of advertising markets and media during the twentieth century, the signwriting industry absorbed new influences from fine art and the decorative arts. Notable in the case of Rousel Studios was …

Summary

Object No.

2002/105/1-1/6

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, advertising sign for Bond's Ladder-proof hose, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s

Physical Description

Photographic print, black & white, advertising sign for Bond's Ladder-proof hose, designed by Rousel Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1920s

The sign by artist Stan Denford of Rousel Studios features a young woman standing on a step ladder wearing a blouse, black dress with straps, black stockings and black high-heeled shoes adjusting the time on a large clock after checking the time on her wrist watch. The text at the top of the sign reads, "BOND'S/LADDER-PROOF HOSE" and then underneath this and on the left hand side of the sign, "Stand the/Test of Time". The name of "ROUSEL STUDIOS" is at the bottom right of the sign.

Marks

In pen on the page of the photograph album, "5' x 3' SIGN/by STAN DENFORD./1920's".

Dimensions

Height

190 mm

Width

123 mm

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of advertisement for Bond's Ladder-proof hose designed by Rousel Studios 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 24 January 2022, <https://ma.as/355602>

Wikipedia

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