So I recently signed up for Fab.com emails to see their curated sales. I had no idea they were so into vintage beauties! The past couple of days, there have been dozens of great old cans, tins, prints, etc. for sale (super sale, really).
These are vintage Billy Carter beer cans. These beers started being produces in 1870 and lasted until 1970. The date of these particular cans wasn’t specified, but hey, does that make them any less handsome? :)
You can drool here, and you can buy them here.
“IRTP label, 1935-50, 12 oz, Frankenmuth Brewing Company, Frankenmuth, MI.” Via All Over Beer on Flickr through Jeremy Pruitt’s awesome Pinterest boards.
I can’t imagine ever seeing a beer can lying around today and thinking “hmm. You know, this is really well designed, I think I’ll just hold onto it for the next 50 years or so.” Do you think people back in the day appreciated the design that surrounded them? Or do things like this only survive due to hoarders and forgotten attics? I just can’t wrap my head around packaging today being held onto and cherished in the future. Well, check back in 50 years and lets see what happens! (Yes, of course this blog will still be around… :)
“Brewers received the stamps without gum or perforations. They then cut the stamps apart, cancelled them, and pasted them over the bung of the beer barrel so that tapping the barrel destroyed the stamp.”- The National Post Museum
The detail in these engravings are unbelievable. I’ve always loved how ornate our paper currency is, and this collection shows a really nice range of vignette designs. You can see them in color here. If you guys would like me to go more in depth on the history of the things I post, let me know. I’ve been going crazy starting up my new wholesale/retail company, and sadly my posting has suffered over the past couple of weeks. Sorry! Bear with me though..things are about to get awesome.
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Is your child being a nuisance? Give them a beer! No other drink will make parenting easier- just get them a little tipsy and they’ll be a jolly good child, guaranteed! (Unless they’re a sloppy, grumpy drunk I suppose, then they may run off telling their friends what they really think of their toys..) Continue reading →
All images are from Vieilles Annonces’ Flikr stream. See it here.
Yep. They’re exactly what you’re thinking. Gin..in pill form! They were used to treat ailments with kidneys, but also bladders and bed wetting (scout’s honor it says that on the packaging). I wonder if this was released during the time when giving alcohol to quiet crying babies was considered good parenting..
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