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02 Dr. W. H. Berkemeyer, D.V.S. Wooden Trade Sign

Gold and black, painted wooden trade sign with a hammered, pebbled surface.  17”x 12”.  Sign has minor paint wear and mounting holes on the sides.  William Henry Berkemeyer graduated from New York University with his degree of Veterinary Surgeon in 1890.  He was nineteen years old.  The 1900 Census has him practicing as a Veterinary Surgeon in Palisades, New Jersey.  He is also listed with his wife, son, and daughter in the 1910 Census.  No family members are listed in the 1920 Census.  Beautiful, 120 year old trade sign, with a history.