Old Prentice Whisky Reverse on Glass Gesso Framed Sign

WHISKEY vs. WHISKY

I love this particular piece from the Old Prentice brand of whisky.   This particular gesso framed gilt style golden frame was a common design for many early advertisers.   Amazingly, many of these signs still exist, and I can only speculate the beauty of the framing motivated people to keep the items to help decorate their…

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Glasner - Barzen Distilling Co., Diplomat Whiskey Lithograph, Kansas City, MO 1905

DIPLOMAT WHISKEY LED THE WAY OUT WEST!

  I love this Victorian lithograph print from the Glasner-Barzen Distilling and Importing Whiskey Company based in Kansas City, MO.   This lithograph advertises their flagship brand, Diplomat Whiskey and says it is “Just Right”. It has always intrigued me why so many early whiskey lithograph brands used pretty woman in their advertising.  The Glasner-Barzen whiskey…

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Daniel Aberle & Sons, Minneapolis, MN, Charger Tray Sign

GOLDEN LINK WHISKEY WAS “WORTH ASKING FOR”, ESPECIALLY IN THE COLD ST. PAUL WINTERS!

One of my favorite advertising items are the beautifully decorated metal charger signs, which were commonly used by companies from the 1890-1920 time period.   One of the biggest users of these chargers were breweries, however, collectors can find whiskey products, cigars, and other categories advertising on them at that time. The Daniel Aberle and Sons…

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