The Commonwealth Distillery, ROG Sign, Lexington, KY. Circa 1900

THE COMMONWEALTH DISTILLERY, ROG SIGN, LEXINGTON, KY. Circa 1895

The Commonwealth Distillery produced an amazing Reverse on Glass image factory scene sign around 1895, featured here. While Louisville dominated the distilling business, and still does, Lexington also had some prominent distilleries including the Commonwealth Factory as shown here. Unfortunately competition and financial issues started to hit the owners who had started the distillery in…

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Smile Soda Tin Menu Board Sign, Circa. 1950

SMILE BEVERAGE ORANGE MAN SELLS SODA!

One of the most prolific and lost lasting images of the 1940-50’s era was the Smile Soda brand’s distinctive orange with a human like face on it. This logo was used on so many of the brand’s advertising signage, as shown here on this tin over carboard restaurant menu sign. This sign’s caption reads “Refresh…

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