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Jay T. Last Collection of American Beverage Prints and Ephemera: Finding Aid
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Series I. Beverage Prints and Ephemera (small size) 1840-1920

Physical Description: approximately 2,600 items in 16 binders and in 1 box

Scope and Content

This series contains approximately 2,600 small-size printed items that pertain to the beverage industries and related products in the United States from approximately 1840-1920. The materials consist of advertising and promotional ephemera, illustrations, and business records related to beverage industries.
The beverage-affiliated entities represented in this series include breweries, distilleries, liquor distributors, tea and coffee merchants, milk suppliers and dairies, and water and ice companies. Item types include trade cards, die-cut scraps, calendars, booklets, product labels, and printed billheads and letterheads with manuscript text.
The materials in this series either promote or are broadly connected to beverage-related products, services, or sponsoring businesses. Many of the images depict bottles, barrels, and drinks, though the collection also has a wide variety of other images, including young women; animals; children and families; comic scenes and caricatures of ethnic groups such as Chinese, Native American Indians and African Americans; views of buildings and landscapes; and patriotic symbols and vignettes.
Items are arranged mainly by product type and then alphabetically according to company name. Groupings include: Beer, Liquor, and Wine; Coffee and Tea; Juice (including ciders and related vinegars), Soda, and Water (including ice); and Milk. Items smaller than 8 x 10 inches are housed in binders, while items that are between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size are individually sleeved and arranged in folders in one box.

Arrangement

This series is grouped into 4 subseries:
  • Subseries A. Beer, Liquor, and Wine (small size)
  • Subseries B. Coffee and Tea (small size)
  • Subseries C. Juice, Soda, and Water (small size)
  • Subseries D. Milk (small size)
 

Subseries A. Beer, Liquor, and Wine (small size)

Binder  1

Beer, A-M by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items
Binder  2

Beer, N-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 70 items
Box 1, Folder 1

Beer (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: under 5 items
Binder  13

Liquor, A-L by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 120 items
Binder  14

Liquor, M-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Box 1, Folder  2

Liquor (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: under 5 items
Binder  16

Wine, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 80 items
Box 1, Folder  3

Wine (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: under 5 items
 

Subseries B. Coffee and Tea (small size)

Binder  3

Coffee and Tea, A-C by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 110 items
Binder  4

Coffee and Tea, D-F by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 230 items
Binder  5

Coffee and Tea, G-L by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 170 items
Binder  6

Coffee and Tea, M-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 240 items
Binder  7

Coffee and Tea, Arbuckle (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 330 items
Binder  8

Coffee and Tea, Atlantic-Pacific (1) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 160 items
Binder  9

Coffee and Tea, Atlantic-Pacific (2) (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 50 items
Binder  10

Coffee and Tea, McLaughlin (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 250 items
Binder  11

Coffee and Tea, Woolson-Lion Coffee (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 260 items
Box 1, Folder  4

Coffee and Tea (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: approximately 20 items
 

Subseries C. Juice, Soda, and Water (small size)

Binder  12

Juice, Soda, and Water, A-Z by product (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 150 items

Scope and Content Note

Within this subseries, ciders and related vinegars are grouped with juice, and ice products are grouped with water.
Box  1, Folder  5

Juice, Soda, and Water (between 8 x 10 inches and 11 x 14 inches in size)

Physical Description: under 5 items
 

Subseries D. Milk (small size)

Binder  15

Milk, A-Z by company (8 x 10 inches or smaller in size)

Physical Description: approximately 90 items

Related Material

Items related to chocolate milk can be found with chocolate products in the Jay T. Last Collection of American Food Prints and Ephemera.
 

Series II. Beverage Prints and Ephemera (large size) approximately 1841-1940s

Physical Description: approximately 40 items

Scope and Content

This series contains approximately 40 large-size advertising and promotional items related to beverage industries in the United States from approximately 1841 to the 1940s, with the majority of items spanning from 1850 to 1912. The series is comprised mainly of lithographed advertising prints produced for beverage distilleries, manufacturers, and distributors. Genres represented include advertising prints, views of factories and storefronts, and product labels for tea, coffee, and spirits. The prints are mostly color-printed lithographs, but the series also includes uncolored and hand-colored images. Among the earliest items is an uncolored depiction of the four-story storefront of tea and coffee merchants Hawthorn & Company from after 1841 (BEV_001209). The most recent item is a die-cut circular product label for Radio Food Corp. roller process skim milk powder from circa the 1940s (BEV_001859).

Arrangement

This series is grouped into 4 subseries according to product type:
  • Subseries A. Subseries A. Beer, Liquor, and Wine (large size)
  • Subseries B. Coffee and Tea (large size)
  • Subseries C. Juice, Soda, and Water (large size)
  • Subseries D. Milk (large size)
Within each subseries, items are arranged numerically by call number and described in the following format:
  • Title of print. Date
  • Artist(s) (when known). Printer(s). Publisher(s).
 

Subseries A. Beer, Liquor, and Wine (large size)

priJLC_BEV_000588

C.L. Centlivre Brewing Co., incorporated. after 1896

Printers: Henderson Lithographing Co.
priJLC_BEV_000611

Engel & Wolf's brewery & vaults at Fountain Green. approximately 1856-1859

Printers: Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906
priJLC_BEV_000620

H. & H. Reiners. Distillery. 177 to 183 Stagg St. Brooklyn. N.Y. approximately 1879

Printers: Deckert, J.
priJLC_BEV_000678

Manufactory of the Celebrated S. Tobias, Wine Bitters. approximately 1845

Artists: Rease, W. H. Printers: Wagner & M’Guigan
priJLC_BEV_001024

A. Baetzhold, importer of and dealer in wines and liquors. approximately 1873-1880

priJLC_BEV_001841

Attack on an emigrant train. approximately 1912

Artists: Berninghaus, Oscar E. (Oscar Edmund), 1874-1952
priJLC_BEV_001842

The father of waters. approximately 1912

Artists: Wimar, Carl, 1828-1862
priJLC_BEV_001848

Bininger's old Kentucky bourbon 1849 reserve. approximately 1860

Printers: Heppenheimer, Frederick, -1876
priJLC_BEV_001849

Bininger's genuine cognac brandy. approximately 1860

Printers: Heppenheimer, Frederick, -1876
priJLC_BEV_001850

Bininger's old London dock gin. approximately 1860

Printers: Heppenheimer, Frederick, -1876
priJLC_BEV_001851

Burnett's old tom gin : London. ©1859

Printers: Sarony, Major & Knapp Lith.
priJLC_BEV_001852

El celebre Schiedam schnapp's aromatico de Wolfe. 1862-1864

Printers: Thomas & Eno
priJLC_BEV_001857

Medford N. E. rum, manufactured only by Daniel Lawrence... 1847

priJLC_BEV_001858

Old Challenge Whiskey. 1867-1872

Printers: Major & Knapp Engraving, Manufacturing & Lithographic Co.
priJLC_BEV_001860

Centlivre's nickel plate bottled beer : manufactured by C.L. Centilivre Brewing Co. Fort Wayne, Ind. 1893-1918

Printers: Ketterlinus Lithographic Manufacturing Company
priJLC_BEV_001861

Compliments of the Jacob Hoffman Brewing Co. Oriental Brewery, 204-218 E 55th St. New York. 1886-1906

priJLC_BEV_001862

O. Vill's lager beer : Minnesota City, Minn. ©1878

Printers: American Oleograph Co.
priJLC_BEV_001864

Fanny Ross copper distilled whiskey. after 1884

Printers: Strobridge Lithographing Company
priJLC_BEV_001865

The high sport hand made sour mash whiskey. 1867-1880

Printers:
priJLC_BEV_001866

Schmidlapp's live oak distillery : fine copper distilled bourbon whisky. ©1872

Printers: Ehrgott & Krebs
priJLC_BEV_001867

C. Vowinkel & Co. Monongahela rye whiskies, California & imported wines & brandies. Pittsburgh, PA. ©1880

Artists: Ulffers, Mortiz
priJLC_BEV_001868

Val. Blatz's premium export Milwaukee lager beer. ©1879

Artists: Ulffers, Mortiz Printers: Wilttemann Brothers
priJLC_BEV_001869

Lauer Brewing Company Ltd. Reading, PA. after 1893

Printers: American Fine Art Co.
 

Subseries B. Coffee and Tea (large size)

priJLC_BEV_000670

Horniman’s Pure Tea the Leaf Not Coloured. after 1852

priJLC_BEV_001067

Ten minutes for refreshments. ©1886

priJLC_BEV_001207

Globe Mills : Reid & Townsend. 269 Washington St. N.Y. approximately 1863

Printers: Crow, Thomas & Eno
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Hawthorn & Company, wholesale tea dealers, 74, High Holborn. established 1841. after 1841

priJLC_BEV_001843

Climax coffee. 1880-1890

Printers: Hinds, Ketcham & Co.
priJLC_BEV_001844

Climax coffee. 1880-1890

Printers: Hinds, Ketcham & Co.
priJLC_BEV_001845

Climax coffee. 1880-1890

Printers: Hinds, Ketcham & Co.
priJLC_BEV_001846

Treasure Japan tea : full value : the pure tea leaves. approximately 1882

priJLC_BEV_002475

Commercial coffee house, corner of Milk & Batterymarch Sts. Boston. Levi Whitney, proprietor. 1844-1848

Printers: Lane & Scott
 

Subseries C. Juice, Soda, and Water (large size)

priJLC_BEV_001847

The American ginger ale manufactured by Coburn, Lang & Co. 100 Worcester & 116 Water Streets. Boston, Mass. approximately 1872

Artists: Drummond, Dominick I., approximately 1830-1899 Printers: Crosby, Charles H., 1819-1896
priJLC_BEV_001854

Belfast ginger ale. : Mineral water. : Manufactured by Moses Fairbanks and Co. Howard Athenaeum Building Howard St. Boston. approximately 1873-1874

Artists: Drummond, Dominick I., approximately 1830-1899 Printers: Crosby, Charles H., 1819-1896
priJLC_BEV_001855

Genuine Belfast ginger ale : G. D. Dows & Co. 55, Sudbury St. Boston. approximately 1873-1874

Artists: Drummond, Dominick I., approximately 1830-1899 Printers: Crosby, Charles H., 1819-1896
priJLC_BEV_001856

Tuft's Arctic Soda Water: the fountain of youth. 1882-1891

Printers: Cosack & Co.
priJLC_BEV_001863

"Up and going" "Excelsior" ginger ale made by John Klee Dayton, O. Joseph R. Peebles' sons, sole agents, Cincinnati, O. ©29 August 1885

 

Subseries D. Milk (large size)

priJLC_BEV_001859

Radio extra grade roller process skim milk powder distributed by Radio Foods Corp. Lawrence, Mass. approximately 1940s