Dentist's window display, France, 1875-1885
Made to be hung in a dentist’s window, this large frame shows a range of ivory dentures and extracted teeth. The work displayed is that of a dentist, J Petit, who was based in Paris during the late 1800s. The sign enabled people who could not read to understand the nature of Petit’s trade – although ivory dentures were relatively expensive to make meaning that only wealthy (and presumably literate) people would have been able to afford them.
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