This plaque is very old and needs to be restored. It is so cute that I can't just throw it away. I'm hoping someone out there knows how to restore these types of items because it really needs to be saved.
In the lower right corner it says "Litho in U.S.A." but there is nothing to indicate an age. I searched the web and did find two framed pictures of this exact scene, but no wall hanging plaques. One of the pictures that I found gave a date of 1930, the other said 1940s. My thought was that I could purchase one of those pictures and when it arrives I'd just strip off the picture that is applied to this wood plaque, cut around the picture to match the cuts of the wood, glue the new picture on, and put the hooks back in. But, I've never attempted anything like that before and don't want to destroy this plaque trying to get it perfect.
Now to the plaque:
There is a hook on the back for hanging it on a wall. The plaque measures 9 inches side to side by 5 inches top to bottom at the head of the tallest puppy. The wood that the litho is applied to is 1/4 inch thick. The litho (but not the wood) has cracks and is chipping along the bottom. You can see the chipped area in my photos (see below this description). There are 3 hooks and I'm guessing they are to hang keys on.
This would be a great restoration project for someone talented enough to give it a try. I'm thinking it could even be painted.
Delivery will be via USPS Priority Mail. Shipping is from Arizona. Buyer to pay $5.95 delivery charges.
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