young men, by the names of Frank Durward Staley, Sr. and Cecil Crabb,
thought it would be both profitable and exciting to start a sign
was a highly sociable individual with a natural affinity toward
sales and money management. Crabb was a very talented artist.
The result of this combination was the new sign company known
as Staley & Crabb.
It wasn't long that they were making and installing show cards,
banners, and various signs for the movie theatres and many new businesses
the next few decades, their company was providing large wall displays
on multi-story buildings and dispatched several crews, throughout
the Midwest, painting the sides of barns with ads such as Mail Pouch
Tobacco. Erecting and painting billboards along the railroad tracks
also kept them very busy.
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