Fearless Fosdick's Wildroot Cream Oil Sign - VS097

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Vintage Tin Signs

A rare original Fearless Fosdick's sign for Wildroot Cream-Oil hair tonic sold at barber shops in the 1940s. This vintage sign is an embossed tin litho sign that reads "Fearless Fosdick® says" in white on a blue banner across the top, and "Get WILDROOT CREAM-OIL Charlie" in red on a white background. The old tin sign showcases a barber pole in classic red, white, and blue on the left side and the head of Fearless Fosdick in black, white, and pink on the lower right corner of this vintage tin sign. The 14-inch by 9 3/4-inch rectangle sign is available from Scottsdale Art Factory. All vintage signs are genuine authentic memorabilia in original condition.

Condition - as is, see photos - not restored, and not a reproduction
Dimensions - 9 3/4" T x 14" W

Old tin litho Fearless Fosdick sign for Wildroot Cream-Oil hair tonic used by men during the postwar era. The advertisements were found throughout American barbershops in the late 1940s to mid-1950s. Wildroot Charlie and the popular Wildroot jingle was instantly familiar to 1950s radio listeners, performed by many including Nat King Cole, and featured on a variety of radio programs. Fearless Fosdick was Al Capp's comic-strip character featured within the Li'l Abner (1934-77) comic-strip. Fearless Fosdick was a parody of Chester Gould's Dick Tracy character, and became a comic-strip within a comic-strip and continued with much success, even running as a short-run television show in the 1950s. Fosdick's bad judgment and notorious bad aim was the hilarity behind the crime story.

Collectable Sign Specifications:

  • Type - Single sided embossed tin litho sign
  • Company - Wildroot Cream-Oil Hair Tonic
  • Product - Fearless Fosdick
  • Era - late 1940s to mid-1950s
  • Color - Red, white, blue, pink, and black
  • Dimensions - 9.75" Tall x 14" Wide
  • Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details

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