A fantastic example of the Anheuser-Busch companies attempt to stay in business during Prohibition when they manufactured this Ginger Ale Soda with this beautiful cardboard sign. The sign incorporates the well known AB Eagle logo and it also illustrates the green paper label Ginger Ale brand of bottled soda. Interestingly, the sign also mentions the Budweiser brand and the Grape Bouquet brand. This was done to help bolster the image of the new Ginger Ale brand of soda without a doubt. Anheuser Busch was intuitive and came out with the Ginger Ale, Grape Bouquet and the Malt Nutrine brands before prohibition went into effect. This allowed the company to keep their machinery and plant running smoothly during the 14 years of prohibition. This also helped the company have a jump start on many other breweries and it helped them quickly take a top spot in the brewing industry in the United States.
Featured here is a nice cardboard sign from the Grape Sparkle soda pop brand. I find this sign interesting as the brand claims to be a wine flavored drink, but does not designate itself as a soft drink, although it clearly was based on other advertising of the era. Circa 1930’s, when many brands were…
Featured is an excellent porcelain stoneware syrup dispenser from the Grape Smash Soda. The dispenser has a slogan “It’s Delicious” on it. This dispenser would have been used in a soda fountain or pharmacy with a soda fountain around 1915.
Featured here is a gorgeous ceramic root beer dispenser from the Hire’s Root Beer Brand out of Philadelphia, PA. This dispenser features the popular Hire’s Boy image on it, with the denotation the soda “Is luscious and pure”. Circa 1900.
Tin Over Cardboard style Canoe Club Beverage Soda Sign E. DuCharme Bottling Works, Aldenville, MA.
Tenn-Cola Tip Tray for their soda brand. This one says “At Founts” & “In Bottles” with a 5 cent designation. The tray features a Saint Bernard dog with a cigar.
Photographed here is a beautiful tin tip tray from the Saratoga Springs N.Y. area for their Star brand of spring water.
Pictured is a beautiful 1904 Hood’s Sarsaparilla Lithographic calendar for their famous drink. Hood’s was based in Lowell, MA and the company produced calendars on a yearly basis.
Featured is one of the prettiest Coke advertising pieces I have seen with a stunning gold self-framed tin edge on this sign.
Featured is an incredible gilt edged glass sign advertising the well known Warner’s Log Cabin Sarsparilla brand of soda. The brand of medicinal blood purifier was sold by the H.H. Warner Company based in Rochester, N.Y.
Pictured is a gorgeous pottery syrup dispenser from the Mueller Keller Company in Saint Joseph, Missouri for their invigorating and healthful Rosary Root Beer drink. Circa 1920.
Featured is a nice cardboard sign from the Howdy Orange Drink Soda brand, which says “Don’t say Orange, Say Howdy” as their slogan. Circa 1930’s.
Here is a very unusual round tin sign from the Golden Orangeade brand of soda, circa 1900. This drink was made by the J. Hungersford Smith Company of Jersey City, New Jersey.