I just love old signs! Older is better but even new ones that look old are great. This one is authentic and actually belongs to the family. It was the sign that hung outside my husband's grandfather's optometrist office. He was the first eye Dr. west of the Pecos River in Texas. My father in law found it going through some old things in the garage after they moved here to the farm. He thought it would fit right in with our house and he was right. I absolutely love it! It is all hand painted with chips around the edges and in the original frame. The funny thing is where I put it. I needed a picture in the little toilet room in the mudroom. Now you feel like someone's watching you in there.