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Object ID 001178

Object Name Chief Oshkosh Beer mirror

Object Desc Etched mirror advertisement for Chief Oshkosh Beer. Octagional shape.Text reads, "We Serve Chief Oshkosh Beer 'B'gosh it's good'".

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001818

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1894

End Year Range 1971

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Chief Oshkosh Beer,beer,mirrors,advertising,breweries,signs,Oshkosh Brewing Company,

Title Chief Oshkosh Beer mirror advertisement

Description Etched mirror. Has an octagonal shape with longer top and bottom edge. Text, "We Serve / Chief / Oshkosh / Beer / "B'gosh it's good"". Piece of black cardboard on back with two metal pieces running vertically. Metal wire attaching two ends of metal pieces for hanging. Back of mirror is painted gray.


Approx Collection Date

Height 12.25

Length 0

Width 14

Depth 0.31

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Height does include the wire.

Quantity 0



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Image Caption CMY1818



Date JAN 10,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes Overall stable condition, but the silver backing on the mirror is starting to corrode. Around the edges the silver backing is worn off in small areas. Edges of mirror are rough. Some black marks on silver backing on edges. On back the mirror is dirty from finger prints. The Metal stripes are scratched and dirty. Wire is starting to rust. Cardboard is okay, some minor scratches and wear on edges.


Date JAN 16,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 1 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 5 from Room 7, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date JAN 28,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 7 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin



Date JAN 10,2014

Notes Oshkosh Brewing Company started in 1894 and closed in 1971. The Chief Oshkosh Beer was named after Menominee Chekf Oshkosh. The Brewing Company formed through the merger of 3 Oshkosh breweries (Horn & Schwalm, John Glatz & Son's, Gambrinus Brewery). ( (