Tavern sign, late 17th century - "Hung at the front of inns and taverns, signs advertised the establishment to passers-by. While this one depicts three joyful guests seated at the table, signs were often much more basic. At Louisbourg, for example, Jean Seigneur served food and drink at the sign of the “Épée royale” or Royal Sword."
Case Tractor Company - American Eagle Trade Sign late 19th century. History has it that Mr. J. I. Case adopted the eagle mascot after a captive one he encountered named "Old Abe" who served as a mascot for Co. "C" of the 8th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War.