Featured here is a great metal serving tray advertising the Bald Eagle Whiskey brand from Sanford Petts who owned a distillery in Boston, MA prior to prohibition. This particular serving tray is a stock tray, meaning the image was one used on many trays where only the advertising changes to meet the needs of whoever the company was which put their product on the tray. S. F. Petts started his distillery in the late 1800’s and was very successful. His products included a Fruit Punch Liquor, Old 76 Rum, Spirit of 76 Whiskey, Old Reliable, Jan Steen Gin, Petts Malt, Benjamin Franklin Whiskey, Suprema, and Cedar Slope Whiskey. However for some reason he was out of business by 1914 as that is the last year he is located in the Boston business directories.
Here is a fantastic self framed tin sign from the Paul Jones and Company whiskey, rye, bourbon and gin distillery in Louisville, Kentucky. Paul Jones was notorious for putting out a lot of quality tin signs for many of their products, but this Old Comrade metal sign was perhaps their most famous one. The slogan…
Featured here is a beautiful whiskey lithograph from the G. W. Schmidt Company in Pittsburgh, PA. This lithographic sign is from the pre-prohibition era. The Schmidt Company was a well known whiskey distiller for many years in PA.
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.
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,…
Featured is a stunning reverse on glass sign from the C.S. Rogers Distillery which was based in Hudson, New York. This sign is from the 1900 era and is for their Private Stock 1875 Whiskey Brand.
Featured is a beautiful sailboat scene on a metal serving tray for the J. H. Cutter Whisky brand, made by the C. P. Moorman & Company in Louisville, Kentucky. As was somewhat common around 1900, the spelling of whiskey is actually spelled as whisky on the tray, with a missing “e”. The tray is a…
Featured is a great old tin sign entitled King Bourbon, or “Two Kings”, which was a reference to the lion being the King of the Jungle, and the Bourbon itself. This sign was put out by the Morrin-Powers Company which was a whiskey distributor in Kansas City, MO prior to Prohibition. This same image was…
Here’s a really neat looking early lithographic sign from the Brown-Forman Distillery which was based in Louisville, Kentucky prior to prohibition. The image shows a bartender providing a pour of whiskey to a patron standing near the long wood bar.
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.
James E. Pepper Distillery in Louisville, Kentucky produced this beautiful tin sign. Born in the Republic, 1780 reads the caption in the colonial military scene.
Early meyercord style wood sign from the Schuckmann & Seligmann Whiskey Distilling Company in Milwaukee, WI.
Pre-Pro era Reverse on Glass outdoor hanging sign, I.W. Harper Brand of Whiskey, Nelson County, KY.