Featured is a rather interesting tin sign from the Old Crow Sour Mash Whiskey Brand, made by the W.A. Gaines Company. The W. A. Gaines Company started in 1868 in downtown Frankfort, Kentucky and remained in business until the start of prohibition. The use of rats crawling over the sour mash whiskey bottle baffles me,…Details
Pictured is a beautiful red stoneware handled whiskey jug from Conrad Meng’s Saloon in Freeburg, Illinois. Circa 1900. Conrad Meng owned a saloon or tavern but also owned a General Merchandise Grocery store in Freeburg, Illinois around 1895-1915. This particular jug is a souvenir with a paper label thanking the recipient as a Christmas Greeting and a Happy New Year. The other side has a paper label also.