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26 Dr. LeGear, The Giant Horse Tin Sign

Lithographed, self-framed tin sign c1911 of a Percheron horse that was named “Dr. LeGear” and was billed as the largest horse in the world by the Dr. LeGear Medicine Company of St. Louis.  He was 21 hands tall and weighed 2995 pounds.  His entire history is detailed in the banner running at the bottom of the sign. It has a cardboard backing with an original hanging string. 17 ½”x 14”.  This example is NOT plagued with flaking of the paint that it typical of this sign.  There are scattered scratches in the background.  The horse, handler, and pasture scene are, for the most part, unaffected. This is a nice example, ready to hang.