Merita Bread Tin Litho Original Sign by the Stout Sign Co, Missouri AP1501
Merita Bread is a beloved Southern brand that has survived to this day, despite strikes, and being bought and sold and sold again. Sign measures 54" tall by 17" wide.
The Stout Sign Company, also a survivor, was established in 1886 located in St. Louis, MO. Stout Sign Co. was best known for their production of large advertising signs used in advertisements on many highways across the country; the signs they produced were rather large, embossed painted metal. However the Stout Sign Company also produced many tin and self-framed tin signs, especially for the soft drink market.
The Stout Sign Company is still in business today in St. Louis producing novelty advertising items.