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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Schlitz "Sunshine Vitamin D" Beer Can featuring Continental Can Co.'s new crown top design, 1936. (Museum Object 2011.77.1)

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

"Bright beer" storage tank by Dunck Tank Works, Milwaukee, c 1910. Used by Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, c 1915-1995.(Museum object #2007.83.2)

Historical Essay

Prohibition

Brief history of Prohibition in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Prohibition Soda Pop

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Case of soda pop bottles shipped by the Kurth Company of Columbus, Wisconsin during prohibition, 1920-1933. (Museum object #1994.77.1)

Historical Essay

Schlitz, Joseph 1831 - 1875

brewer, businessman

Brief biography of brewer and businessman Joseph Schlitz (1831-1875).

A Short History of Wisconsin

Historical Essay

Brewing and Prohibition

Read about the brewing industry, the temperance movement, and the effects of prohibition in Wisconsin.

Discover historical details and explore our online collections related to Algoma, Wisconsin.

Brief history of the brewing tradition in Wisconsin.

Images of a Milwaukee Manufacturing Powerhouse

Read about one of Milwaukee's most successful manufacturing companies and view vintage photographs of the corporation.

Ever wonder why beer is so popular in Wisconsin? Wisconsin history is full of breweries and beer.

Historical Essay

Best, Jacob Sr. (1786-1861)

Brewer

Biography of German brewer Jacob Best Sr., founder of the company that became Pabst Brewing.

Historical Essay

Beer in Wisconsin

Brief explanation of the history of beer and breweries in Wisconsin.

Historical Essay

Shotz Brewery Costume

Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Shotz Brewery smock used in Laverne and Shirley television series, 1976-1980. (Museum object #2006.38.1)

Promotions on Paper, 1850s-1975

Custom-designed letterheads were a universal way of proclaiming who you were. Historical letterheads are prime examples of early branding.
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