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Object ID 003115

Object Name Schlitz stein

Object Desc Cream colored ceramic stein with Schlitz logo, village scene, and wording "World's Finest Draught Beer."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002807

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Breweries


Source Category Donation

Accession Date DEC 22,2014

Credit/Acknowledgement Ardell Bergin

Location Cabinet 1, Shelf 3

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

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."


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.75

Length 0

Width 5.5

Depth 0

Diameter 3

Circumference 10

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Schlitz

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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2807



Date MAR 19,2015

Summary Excellent

Assessor Molly Hannan

Notes Stein is in excellent condition and is free of chips and cracks.