Handmade wooden sign ' Men Wanted ' Commemorating Ernest Shackleton's Epic Expedition.

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Handmade wooden sign ' Men Wanted ' Commemorating Ernest Shackleton's Epic Expedition.



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  • Handmade
  • Materials: wood, paint

  • Height: 16 inches
  • Width: 12 inches

Once believed to have been an ad placed by Ernest Shackleton to recruit men for his Endurance expedition (Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition 1914-17).
The ad has since been proven to be a myth.
However, this did not stop this advertisement from becoming one of the most famous in history, and forever linked to Shackleton's epic expedition.
Visit www.vassdesignpolarart.com for the full experience!

Measurements: 12" x 16"

Each item is locally made and finished on site, at our home.
Have pride in knowing that your item was hand crafted locally with love and care and not factory mass-produced.
Each piece that we provide is handcrafted using low V.O.C. (Volatile Organic Compounds) finishes, stains, and inks which are environmentally responsible products that deliver beauty and protection, while meeting the most stringent environmental regulations. We also use non-toxic, water-based paints and glue. Most items are made from recycled wood; all of which to help reduce the environmental impact.
Help us contribute to cleaning up the environment, by turning old into new.
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As each item is handmade by order, it can take up to 2 weeks to complete. Feel free to contact me for more specific production/shipping time.
Each item is unique in it's finish and may not look exactly as depicted in photograph.

For custom changes and finishing please contact me!

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359 reviews 5 out of 5 stars


Ryan McGlynn 19 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Absolutely outstanding product. Looks better in person, shipped and wrapped professionally and will look to purchase more. Highly recommend! Thanks!

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Neely Brown 17 Jun, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful work and attention to detail! Also the wrapping was pretty!

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Jamey 14 Apr, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

This item looks amazing. I am very satisfied with it. It actually looks better than I imagined. Even the packaging it came in looked great. Very nice item. I couldn’t be happier with it.

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Kristyna Nicole 03 Jan, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful. Shipped wonderfully. It was wrapped nicely so I didn’t even unwrap it before gifting it. I was honestly shocked at the quality and time that went into handcrafting this vintage sign. Look no further if you are looking for a vintage sign. Thank you VASSDesign - my dad kept picking it up to look at how beautiful it is.

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