A Hood Rubber Company Wood and Cast Aluminum Advertising Sign

Watertown, Massachusetts, First Quarter 20th Century

having two cast aluminum shoe salesman's samples affixed to base.

Height 12 1/2 x width 29 1/2 x depth 11 1/2 inches.

Hood Rubber Company was founded in Watertown in 1896, by a group including brothers Frederick and Arthur Hood. Their father George was the founder of Boston Rubber Company. The company was acquired by the large rubber and tire company B.F. Goodrich & Co. in 1929.

Provenance:Property from the Arizona State University Art Museum

The ASU Art Museum recognizes the special responsibility and public trust associated with the receiving, maintenance and sharing of objects of cultural and historical significance. Periodic, thoughtful reevaluations are necessary for the growth and proper care of the collection and the objects here no longer fit the museum’s mission, specialized collecting areas or are redundant. To better serve the cultural and educational needs of our audiences, we are deaccessioning these works following the highest standards of professional ethics as guided by the American Alliance of Museums and the Association of Art Museum Directors. All proceeds are restricted in use to acquiring new art objects or for the direct care of the ASU Art Museum’s collection.


Wood boards are very dry and brittle and have losses, especially along the edges. Age cracks overall. The two boards are not securely attached to each other. One piece of board edge is detached. Rust to surface of boots. 

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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