Waterloo Brewing Co, Wiggle Wagglegraph, Waterloo, IL. Circa 1905

A TOY AND BEER? THE WATERLOO, IL BREWING COMPANIES UNUSUAL ADVERTISING GIVEAWAY

A NOVELTY SO NOVEL IT APPARENTLY WAS NOT A BIG SELLER!  One of my favorite small town brewery collectibles is a rare toy from the Waterloo Brewing Company in Waterloo, Illinois, called The Wiggle-Wagglegraph.   Research on this game and for the manufacturer maker shows this item was produced by the Joseph Dixon Crucible Company in Jersey City,…

Country Living, "Thrill of the Hunt" Article Cover Page

SODA POP COLLECTOR’S GUIDE – IN COUNTRY LIVING MAGAZINE!

The Antique Advertising Expert In Country Living Magazine! What an honor! Country Living Magazine included many of my vintage soda collectibles in their July/August 2015 issue! Check out their interesting article, “Thrill of the Hunt”: A Soda Pop Collector’s Guide. You can look at some of the soda finds from “crates to coolers to syrup dispensers, bubbling…

Andrew Lohr Bottling Co. Lithograph 1900

A SPARKING IMAGE BUBBLES LOHR SODA TO THE TOP, 1900

Andrew-Lohr Bottling Company Lithograph, 1900 This shining lithograph advertisement was designed for the successful soda manufacturer Andrew Lohr Bottling Company, circa 1900. I found this gem of a piece at a Pennsylvania auction last year. As a historian and collector, I think it’s an ideal example of how soda companies during this era featured Victorian…