Featured is an amazing tin sign featuring Uncle Sam for the OshKosh B’Gosh Union Made Overall menswear company. This tin sign pictured not only advertised the overall brand, but also was designed to advertise the various mercantile stores which sold the OshKosh brand of overalls. Apparently in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota one of those stores was the Foster & Bertrand Store. This image of Uncle Sam shows him wearing the overalls as he appears to be showing his might while wearing the brand. These signs were designed to allow many companies to advertise their store on the bottom section of the sign, meaning one can find this same sign with hundreds of different stores named below the brand advertising even today.
The Oshkosh B’Gosh Manufacturing Company was based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and while known primarily for their infant and childrens clothing line, the company was also famous for their hickory striped overalls, worn by railroad employees, coal miners, and many other factory type of workers from many years ago.