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Object Name Advertisement
Catalog Number 2002.13.2
Date 1876
Material(s) Paper
Dimensions H-9 W-6 inches
Description This advertisement for the Anderson Distillery is a page from the Western Farmer's Almanac, 1876. The advertisement says, "The Newcomb-Buchanan Co., Distillers and Wholesale Whiskey Merchants, Proprietors of the Celebrated Anderson and Nelson Distilleries, Producing the very Highest Grades of Hand-made Sour Mash And Fire Copper Bourbon and Rye Whiskies, Louisville, KY." Centered toward the top of the advertisement, there is a image of the distillery with the title "The Anderson Distillery Co. Hand Made Sour Mash" printed across the top. The distillery has a large four story building off to the left with a sign that says "U.S. Bonded Warehouse" on its right side. A smokestack is in front of this sign. Two horses pull a wagon down a street in front of a building that gradually gets higher from left to right. To the right center, a building with a reservoir has a flag flying off the top that says "Anderson Distillery Co." Two more horses and a wagon are depicted to the right. In the background, there is a rectangular building with a sign on the front that says "U.S. Bonded Warehouse". Trees and hills are in the background and large building sits on top of the hill in the center background. In the center of the ad, there is a cross-shaped open icon that highlights text that reads "Anderson Distillery Company. Hand Made Sour-Mash Fire Copper Whiskey. Louisville Kentucky." The bottom of the ad highlights "Nelson Distillery Fire Copper Distilled Bourbon Whiskey" on the left and "Nelson Distillery Fire Copper Distilled Rye Whiskey" on the right. The entire advertisement is outlined in a thin black line with a small square in each corner.

On the back of the page, there is an advertisement for plows at the top by Brinly, Miles & Hardy from Louisville, Kentucky at the top. In the middle of the page, there is a text ad for Dr. John Bulls "Smith's Tonic Syrup" from Louisville, Kentucky. The bottom of the page has an image of a fireplace with an advertisement for "High-Street Foundry. Fischer, Leaf & CO., Manufacturers of Marbleized Mantels, Stoves, Grates, and General Castings" out of Louisville.
Notes The Anderson Distillery stood on Beargrass Creek on old Gregory St. between Lexington and Mellwood Ave. in Louisville. The distillery was first listed in Louisville city directories in 1874.
Collection Martin F. Schmidt Collection
Subjects Distilling Industry
Alcoholic beverage industry
Alcoholic beverages
Search Terms Distilleries
Distilling industries
Distilling Industry
Louisville (Ky.)
Jefferson County (Ky.)
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS