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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