Seller: antiqueboutique*123 (7,965) 98.9%, Location: Aurora, Illinois, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 322337933310 Condition: Rare antique sign from Chicago, IL, Details: Payment | Shipping | Additional Information | Policies Antique Painted Sign, Chicagos Famed Latin School - Black & Gilt Lettering 5 Ft Antique hand-painted sign from Chicago's famed Latin School, which as graduated such luminaries as Nancy Reagan, the Sculptor Claes Oldenburg and Adlai Stevenson III. Constructed of wood, with a matte black background, with a beveled gold edge and hand lettered gilt typography. Some weathering to the black, and it looks as if the gold lettering received one repaint during the sign's use. Structurally very solid. Original hooks for hanging. Latin School of Chicago is the oldest independent day school in the city of Chicago. Latin School was formed in 1888 by a group of parents seeking a better education for their children. Mabel Slade Vickery, a teacher from the East Coast, was invited to Chicago to open the school with a small class of ten 10-year-old boys. During the early years, classes were held in private homes on Chicago's near North Side. The parent-owned institution flourished and in 1899, with enrollment of more than 100 boys, the school moved into its own building and officially became Chicago Latin School. In 1913, a girls section was incorporated by Miss Vickery and became The Chicago Latin School for Girls. The schools merged in 1953 to form the co-educational Latin School of Chicago Measurements: The sign is 5 feet wide, 12" tall, and 1.75" deep. Shipping is FREE in the USA. Items are usually shipped within 24 hours of payment. Please email for a quote if you need it shipped internationally. Please email with any questions and check out our Ebay Store. Please contact us if you have any questions at all. We are here to help you with your purchase decisions. Please view the total listing as there are more pictures at the bottom of the listing. Shipping Cost, if quoted in the listing, is an estimate and is based upon us using the least expensive way of shipping to you if your address is a street address in the Continental United States Only (48 States), all others (i.e. foreign country, Alaska and Hawaii residents), please contact us prior to purchase for a shipping quote. Thank you. Payment Back to Top I accept the following forms of payment: PayPal Shipping & Handling Back to Top $0.00 FedEx Ground® Additional Information Back to Top Policies Shipping and Insurance Back to Top Please see description regarding details for shipping and insurance information. Please make sure you read all of our ad and view all the photos. Thank you for visiting with us. Come back often to our store which features antiques and other items we acquire at estate sales and auctions. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager.Make your listings stand out with FREE Vendio custom templates! FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!