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Print, Advertisement for Beer, ca. 1898

This is a Print. It is dated ca. 1898 and we acquired it in 1967. Its medium is lithograph on paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

Late-19th-century American consumers were obsessed with advertising—colorful trade cards, cigarette cards, and other prints became highly collectible objects. These advertisements present three brightly colored visions of the pleasures of social drinking, portraying elegantly dressed ballet dancers, happy gnomes, and refined Victorian women.

This object was donated by Harvey Smith. It is credited Gift of Harvey Smith.

Its dimensions are

51 × 38.1 cm (20 1/16 in. × 15 in.)

Cite this object as

Print, Advertisement for Beer, ca. 1898; GERMANY & U.S.A.; lithograph on paper; 51 × 38.1 cm (20 1/16 in. × 15 in.); Gift of Harvey Smith; 1967-59-26

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition The Virtue in Vice.

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