Sign

Object Number: 
2002.1.3718
Date: 
1915
Medium: 
Tin, paper
Dimensions: 
13 3/4 x 7 3/4 x 1/4 in.
Description: 
A color lithograph on tin showing a scene of a doctor in a tall hat with his black bag striding up the walk of a country home but casting the shadow of a stork. The reverse explains that the picture was being sent to physicians as a contest and promotion to be hung in their office as advertising. The company invited doctors to send in a title suggestion for the work, the winner receiving an award of $250 on Sept. 1, 1915. The contest was sponsored by "The Malt Nutrine Department/ Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis, Mo.", a division of the beer giant that made supposedly nutritional malt products.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group