International’s history began in 1870
when ship’s captain Lorenzo Dow Baker purchased
160 bunches of bananas in Jamaica and resold them
in Jersey City eleven days later. Fast forward to
1873. Central American railroad developer Minor C.
Keith began to experiment with banana production in
Costa Rica. And the rest is history! We must admit
that our banana sign is not of our design – we came
across this retro sign while doing research on the
company. It certainly makes for a conversation piece
on any layout. The large version comes with supports.
1.6”W x 2.3” T