Poll Parrot Shoes
Porcelain Enameled Neon Sign



  aw item number:  2009.142
  manufacturer:  Zeiser Brothers Incorporated, Saint Louis, Missouri

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  serial number:  2501

condition: original

composition:  sheet metal, porcelain enamel & glass tubing

size:  40"L x 52"H x 7.25"W

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  color, sign: cream, red, blue & 6 additional colors

color, neon:
 standard neon & green

status:  collection

description:  An original, single-faced, outdoor, wall mount type, porcelain enameled sign. A 48” die-cut parrot, with green neon outline and gold neon perched claws overlays the face of the sign. “Poll Parrot” and “SHOES” in neon lettering. The remaining lettering is enameled: FOR BOYS – FOR GIRLS. This sign was manufactured by Zeiser Brothers, Inc. St. Louis, Missouri.

information: A Scarlet Macaw parrot became the mascot for a line of children’s shoes known as Poll Parrot Shoes for boys and girls. The creator Paul Parrot once had a live parrot in shoe store much to the delight of his young customers. In 1922 he sold out to Robert, Johnson & Rand Shoe Company, last known as International Shoe Co. (ISC), St. Louis, Missouri. ISC also manufactured two additional popular children’s shoe brands: Red Goose and Weatherbird shoes for children.