R&G Corset Company Sign, Norwalk, CT. Circa 1900

The R & G Corset Factory once ruled not only the streets of Norwalk, CT, but basically the entire United States as their brand of corsets was the largest selling brand in the U.S.  Norwalk had the reputation of also being one of the biggest hat manufacturing cities in the U.S. also.   Interestingly the company didn’t need to advertise anything on the sign, other than place their name on it, simply because they were already a dominating household name when this sign was made around 1900.