Aligning the text more precisely
The sharp, straight border that marks the top of this line of signs channels the reader's eye even more carefully than the similar row of signs in the Dime Museum cartoon.

Richard F. Outcault, "A Turkey Raffle in Which the Yellow Kid Exhibits Skill with the Dice," cartoon, New York Journal 22 Nov. 1896; rpt. in R.F. Outcault's The Yellow Kid: A Centennial Celebration of the Kid Who Started the Comics (Northampton, Massachusetts: Kitchen Sink Press, 1995) plate 49.