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Object ID 2008.005.008
Object Name Sign
Collection Business/Industry
Credit line Gift of the Buccini/Pollin Group
Year Range from 1940
Year Range to 1950
Description Wall-mounted, lighted "Ladies Room" sign from the Queen Theater with a rectangular steel case for light fixture (painted black & gold with gold stripe down the center at front). It is mounted to a steel back with two original wires and has a glass sign with green "Ladies" text.
Dimensions W-8.5 L-16 D-3.5 inches
Owned Queen Theater
Used Queen Theater
Provenance Part of a group of original material taken from the Queen Movie Theater at 502 Market St, Wilmington during renovations that began in 2007. Given to the Society by the construction company (Buccini/Pollin) renovating the building. The building was originally built as a hotel in 1872 but became a movie theater in 1915. It closed in April 1959.
Subjects Theaters
Signs (Notices)
Search Terms Movie Theaters
Queen Theater
Signs
Ladies Rooms
Twentieth Century
Bathrooms
Restrooms
Market Street
Wilmington
Material Metal, glass
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE