Pictured is a colorful self-framed tin sign from the James A. Miller Whiskey Distillery, based in Paris, KY. This sign was from the pre-prohibition era, circa 1900. The Chicken Cock brand has been resurrected in the last few years, and continues to build upon the legacy of James Miller’s well selling brand from around 1900.Details
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, and probably will not be emulated by anyone anytime in the near future. What gave the Gaines Company the idea of using rats on a consumable product is rather interesting in itself.