Trolltown, USA

52 A&W Business Sign (Painting on Plywood)

A&W Troll Sign A&W Business Sign (Painting on Plywood)
Norwegian-American
Patricia Edmundson, c.1984
Plywood, paint
Gift of Ralph & Darlene Richardson
MHAHS 1999.098.0014

Trolls in Pat Edmundson’s signs, like this one for the local A&W Restaurant, were humorous reminders of the community’s Norwegian identity.  In this sign, a troll balances on a long horizontal hot dog with a vanilla ice cream cone precariously perched at the tip of his pointed shoe. A bowl of salad is poised on the other upturned foot and a burger and a glass of A&W Root Beer rest in his hands. The troll sports the iconic orange A&W sweater. Edmundson here links a national brand of fast food with her unique, magical, fun-loving figures.


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