Centennial Design Becomes Trademark

A.T. Putteet Hardware logo uses Florence Centennial Design
A.T. Putteet Hardware logo uses Florence Centennial Design

A.T. Putteet Hardware, adopted this design (above) as the trademark for his “Muscle Shoals Brand.” Mr. Putteet started his hardware business at 216 Court Street in January of 1917. The design was drawn by a renowned cartoonist at the time for the August 8, 9, and 10, 1918 Florence centennial celebration.

The artist, Frank M. Spangler (A.K.A “Spang”), was the cartoonist at the Montgomery Advertiser for many years. Designed to show in sharp contrast the Florence of 100 years previous in 1818 and the Florence of 1918.

Centennial Poster Designed by Frank Spangler
Centennial Poster Designed by Frank Spangler