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Object ID 002311

Object Name Jacob Hoffman Brewing Co. advertisement

Object Desc Framed color lithograph for the Jacob Hoffmann Brewing Company. White background with image of floral arrangement at left and glass of beer at right.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002133

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General Category History

Category Advertising/Promo


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 16

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords beer,Jacob Hoffmann Brewing Company,Oriental Brewery,J. Ottmann Litho. Co.,advertising,signs,breweries,lithographs,

Title Jacob Hoffman Brewing Co. advertisement

Description Framed color lithograph. Plastic sheet covering and wood backing. Paper print has white background. Text in grey at top " Compliments of / The Jacob Hoffmann / Brewing Co." Text continues along right side " Oriental / Brewery, / 204-218 E. 55th St. / New York. / Canada Malt Ales / and Porter". Illustration at left of floral arrangement in a goblet-style glass with text "Extra Weiner / Lager Beer". Cigar below and glass of beer to right. At base of beer glass is piece of paper illustration listing the beers. At the edge of the "table" illustration is text "46 Hone St. Rondout, N.Y." At lower right corner is mfg "J. Ottman Litho. Co." Back of sign has wood piece and string running across at top for hanging.


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Height 30.75

Length 0

Width 21.75

Depth 0

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Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Material paper; plastic; wood; cotton


Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J. Ottmann Lithographic Company

Maker Details In the 1870s, Jacob Ottmann began as a clerk at Ferdinand Mayer & Company beginning a lithographic career. He eventually became a partner with Vincent Mayer and August Merkel. The most popular clinet was Puck magazine. In 1885, Mayer and Merkel retired and Ottman took over and renamed the business the J. Ottman Lithographing Company.

Maker Mark lower right corner


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Image Caption CMY2133



Date MAY 27,2014

Summary good

Assessor BN

Notes Enclosure is not archival - needs attention. Overall, edges are lightly yellowed and discolored. Light surface wear. At top left corner small creases or possibly tears in paper. Possible foxing or mold along left edge. Plastic covering is worn. Frame has surface scatches and edge wear. On back side of piece black duct tape at top left and right edges is loose. Tape along top edge is loose and plastic sheeting is folded. Light wear, scratches and scuff marks on wood backing. Edges of string are frayed. Nails heads sticking out with string attached, use caution when handling.


Date JUN 6,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin



Date MAY 27,2014

Notes In 1820, Jacob Hoffmann was born in Frankenbach, Wurtemberg, Germany. In 1854, he came to the United States. In 1856, he bought out at cooperage business in New York. In 1867, Hoffman, Merkel & Co purchased the Oriental Brewery. Eventually, Hoffmann bought out his partners and operated under the name the Jacob Hoffmann Brewing Company with Hoffmann as president.