Kern's Bread Vintage Tin Sign - VS179

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Tin litho sign - 14" W x 57" H

A rare original Kern's Bread sign by Kern's Bakery from the 1950s. This antique sign collectable is an embossed tin litho that reads "TAKE HOME KERN'S BREAD" in black on a yellow background with a thick black outline. "KERN'S" is in red with a white outline and featured vertically down the center of this vintage tin sign. This is a single sided embossed tin sign available from Scottsdale Art Factory. All vintage signs are genuine authentic memorabilia in original condition.

Vintage Sign Specifications:

  • Type - Single sided embossed tin litho sign
  • Company - Peter Kern Co. Confectionary, Knoxville, TN
  • Product - Kern's Bakery
  • Era - 1950s
  • Color - Yellow, red, white, and black
  • Dimensions - 14" Width x 57" Height
  • Condition - Original, as-is, see photos for details - not restored, and not a reproduction

Kern's Bread - History

Vintage sign for Kern's Bread founded by German-born former Confederate soldier Peter Kern (1835-1907) who started a bakery and confectionery in Knoxville, Tennessee while the Civil War was still raging. Later serving at the mayor of Knoxville in the 1890s, Kern's Bakery was in what is now the Mall Building (Hotel St. Oliver) - see a 1900s photo of the original building on the Knox County Public Library website here: Peter Kern Co. Confectionery. Kern's Bakery was sold in the 1920s to the Brown family, and in 1931 moved the bakey to a new location on Chapman Highway. Kern's Bread was a popular regional brand of bread in Knoxville and was popularized in the 1970s by a series of television commercials. Sara Lee purchased Kern's Bakery in 1989 and later discontinued the brand. In 2008 in a campaign to revive classic regional brands Food City supermarket reintroduced the brand.

Collectables, American Restorations and Vintage Memorabilia information:

All vintage signs, antiques and collectables offered are genuine memorabilia and appreciable assets, not fake reproductions. All items are fine collectable art at the highest world class collector level. Contact us to order vintage Americana, antique signs, old gas pumps, and classic collectables at 1-800-292-0008.

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