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World War II Sign Painters in Chicago
1943

Photo courtesy James A. Wilson Jr
Location
Chicago 7th and Walbash 1943

Sign Painters
William Gemein
L.Y. Tipton
James Wilson
Fred Konalinka
P.G. Hisey
Charles Oberhart

Sign Painters During World War II

My father James Wilson and the rest of these sign painters "donated" their services for the war effort. My father was a sign painter for many years 1919 - 1968. Walls Bulletin Boards Trucks. He told me he painted a wall in the Chicago stock yards advertising Armour meats, the "A' in Armour was sixty feet high. It was hand drawn or layed out as he would say. - James A. Wilson Jr , April 19, 2005

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