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
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 7, Shelf 16
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End Year Range
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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Material paper; plastic; wood; cotton
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. http://dlib.nyu.edu/findingaids/html/nyhs/ottman/bioghist.html
Maker Mark lower right corner
Date MAY 27,2014
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.