Henry Rankin Poore (Pennsylvania/Connecticut, 1859-1940) designed Winchester Rifle advertising sign, lithography on board, rectangular form, depicting four "bear-hunting dogs". Signed "H. R. Poore /Philadelphia" in the stone, lower left. Housed in a Winchester Rifle wooden frame with stenciled advertisement across the top reading WINCHESTER and across the bottom reading RIFLES SHOTGUNS FOR SALE HIRE AND AMMUNITION along with painted or stenciled images of shotgun casings with the Winchester logo in each corner. Image – 25 1/2" H x 34 3/4" W. Framed – 32" H x 41 1/2" W. American, early 20th century. Provenance: Ex-collection Levi Strauss family. CONDITION: A few areas of minor loss to upper left and lower right quadrants. Some scratching mid-lower margin. Abrasions to frame, mostly to lower corners.
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