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Miller High Life beer sign
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Details

Object ID 001250

Object Name Miller High Life beer sign

Object Desc Metal, enameled sign for Miller High Life. Red background with gold lettering.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001837

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 7, Shelf 2

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Burdick Enamel Company,beer,Miller Brewing Company,breweries,advertising,signs,High Life (brand),


Title Miller High Life beer sign

Description Metal enablemed sign for Miller High Life. Sign is curved. Red background with gold text. Appears to have been repainted and the original lettering was white. Text reads, "Miller" at top; "High Life Beer" at lower right; and, "The Best Milwaukee" at lower left. Hole at each corner for hanging. Back side is black

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 14

Length 20

Width 16.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details The width is from the right to left edge directly. The length is the measurement of the entire piece from right to left.

Quantity 0

Material metal; porcelain

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Miller Brewing Company

Maker Details

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY1837

Description

Conditions

Date JAN 17,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes The piece appears to have been repainted with brown/gold lettering. A similar piece online has white lettering. The paint is cracking. There is pitting in the metal which is apparent through the enamel and paint. Unsure if it is a manufacturer error or if it is the result of the enamel loss then painted over. Hole at right edge near center. Unsure if purposely put there by 2nd owner or a result of external damage. Dent at center and lower left edge. Edges are worn and mented. Scratches and wear on the front. At Upper left corner near hole there is loss in the enamel. The back shows the pitting of the metal apparent, seems as though there was loss of the enamel and then repainted by onwer. Scratches throughout back side. Hole at left has piece of metal attached.


Events

Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7 from 3rd Floor Hallway - automatic entry by admin


Date JAN 17,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 10 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin


Date JAN 30,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 13 from Room 7, Shelf 10 - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 27,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Room 7, Shelf 13 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 2 from Room 7, Shelf 12 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes

Date JAN 17,2014

Notes Frederick Miller purchased the Plank Road Brewering in 1855 and founded the Miller Brewery. Miller High Life beer debuted in 1903. http://www.millercoorsblog.com/miller-high-life-girl-in-the-moon/?age-verified=eda45d0aff