Van Deusen | Sheaff : ephemera

Van Deusen

Mortised stock cut in the form of a rebus puzzle, created by Crane & Company of Indianapolis in 1871.
"As long [ L on G ] as people marry [ mare-Y ] and are given in [ inn ] ceremony/matrimony, so long ( given? ) the bells and bows ex( pect? ) photographs  and so long
  ( given? )  first ( place ? ) laid your eyes [ lad-y-er-eye-s] ( fish? ) (    ) team by man and woman (    )
a fine selection [ s-election ] of frames, albums and cards always [ awl-weighs ] on hand at Van Deusen's EXCELSIOR Gallery, 175 Woodward Avenue,
call [ c-awl ] and see new styles & low [ L-? ] prices."


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