Here’s an early lithographic print from the Old Forester Brand of Whisky, stating “Guarding A Good Thing in Arizona”. This print is circa 1910, and from the pre-prohibition era. The Brown and Forman Company was a Louisville, KY based whiskey distiller.Details
This is an Autocrat brand whiskey serving tray from the Edwin Schiele Distilling Company based in St. Louis, MO, 1910. The tray features a mythical goddess and a smaller angelic cherub next to a bottle of Autocrat whiskey. Mr. Schiele, a local whiskey manufacturer produced several brands of whiskey and the Autocrat brand was the largest seller.
Other serving trays from the Schiele Distilling Company featured people playing cards and another version portrays Sir John Falstaff, a character in several William Shakespeare plays. All of the antique advertising collectibles from the Autocrat brands are considered hard to find and desirable for collectors.