Object ID 003114
Object Name Schlitzerland Schlitz beer stein
Object Desc Cream colored ceramic beer stein depicting "Schlitzerland" scene.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002806
General Category History
Source Category Donation
Accession Date DEC 22,2014
Credit/Acknowledgement Ardell Bergin
Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 3
Object Date 1957
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Schlitz,beer,stein,
Title Schlitzerland Schlitz beer stein
Description Cream colored ceramic beer stein depicting "Schlitzerland" scene. Scene has people in Germanic dress and German houses in background. Center has Schlitz logo and underneath pictures is the phrase "The Beer That Made Milwaukee Famous."
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Place of Origin
Maker Details In Milwaukee, Joseph Schlitz was hired as a bookkeeper in a tavern brewery owned by August Krug. In 1856, he took over management of the brewery following the death of Krug. Two years after Schlitz married Krug's widow, he changed the name of the brewery to the Jos. Schlitz Brewing Co. The company began to succeed after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871, when Schlitz donated thousands of barrels of beer to that city, which had lost most of its breweries. He quickly opened a distribution point there, beginning a national expansion. The Brewery was sold to Stroh Brewery Company onm 1982, and then to Pabst in 1999.
Date MAR 19,2015
Assessor Molly Hannan
Notes Stein is free of chips and cracks. Dirty but otherwise in excellent condition.
Date MAR 19,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Cabinet 1, Shelf 3 from Room 4, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin