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Bottle: Obermeyer & Liebmann, NYC

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Green glass pint beer bottle with triangular medallion surrounding OL monogram, inscribed "OBERMEYER & LIEBMANN NEW YORK CITY" and below: "REGISTERED / THIS BOTTLE NOT TO BE USED / REFILLED OR SOLD / MUST BE RETURNED"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Shelton Historical Society
Object Number: 
2004.43.2
Gallery Label: 

The New York Times reported on January 16, 1889 that "The firm of Obermeyer Liebman was incorporated to-day, with a capital of $300,000, to operate in New-York and Brooklyn in the manufacture of malt and malt liquors. The Trustees are Joseph Liebmann, Theodore Obermeyer, and Henry Liebmann."

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
57079
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1890-1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 6.4 cm )
Description: 
Aqua-green glass pint beer bottle with medallion of rearing lion and inscription "LION BREWERY OF NEW YORK CITY REGISTERED"
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Shelton Historical Society
Object Number: 
2004.43.1
Gallery Label: 

At its peak, the Lion Brewery occupied approximately six square city blocks in Manhattan's Upper West Side. At the time, the area was occupied by inexpensive land housing, public institutions, and an insane asylum. About five to ten thousand individuals were living in shanties after being displaced by the creation of Central Park in 1859.

In 1862, a $1.00 tax on each barrel of beer hurt small brewers, but not the sizable Lion Brewery. The anti-saloon movement in the late nineteenth and early twentieth century encouraged Lion Brewery to clean up its own saloons. However, the brewery was caught up in a wave of mergers and closings among the smaller New York brewers in the early 1940s which continued until 1941, when the business closed. The brewery (including the canning facilities) was auctioned off on August 26, 1943. The plant was demolished in 1944 and more than 3,000 tons of steel were taken from the original brewery structure and recycled for the war effort.

After the brewery was demolished the lot was paved over with cinders. After the war, returning WWII Veterans formed a softball league and played Sunday afternoons on a homemade field located on the site. Home plate was placed near 107th Street and Columbus Avenue.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
57045
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Whiskey bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1910
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/4 x 3 1/4 in. ( 28.6 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Colorless glass bottle with engraved, painted lettering: "Stag Whiskey"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Sandra Markham
Object Number: 
2003.77.1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1910
eMuseum Object ID: 
55086
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Cosmetics bottle

Classification: 
Date: 
1925-1930
Medium: 
Glass, painted red
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 3/8 in. ( 6.4 x 5.7 x 3.5 cm )
Description: 
Red glass cosmetics bottle filled with powder. Gold and silver paper label: "Oriental/ delicat/ Robert/ Fifth Avenue/ New York"
Credit Line: 
Gift of Sandra Markham
Object Number: 
2003.77.2
Gallery Label: 
This cosmetics bottle was found in a home in a Constableville (Lewis County), New York
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1930
eMuseum Object ID: 
53441
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salt

Classification: 
Date: 
1827-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Dar purple pressed glass; flower on botton; oval medallion on each side.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.945
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
48974
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Flask

Classification: 
Medium: 
Glass
Description: 
Glass flask with drinking cup cap; modern; pint.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Samuel V. Hoffman
Object Number: 
Z.3358
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
48953
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salt

Classification: 
Date: 
1827-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/2 x 3 1/4 in. ( 3.8 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Amber pressed glass; oval medallion on sides; flower on bottom.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.946
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
48930
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Salt

Classification: 
Date: 
1827-1840
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 5.4 x 8.3 cm )
Description: 
Light purple marbelized pressed glass; small flower and leaf pattern in low relief; shelf handles on ends.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.947
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1840
eMuseum Object ID: 
48928
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Vase

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1820
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 8.9 cm )
Description: 
Sapphire blue glass; tapering towards top; flanged rim.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.983
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1820
eMuseum Object ID: 
48889
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Compote

Classification: 
Date: 
ca. 1850
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 4 7/8 x 8 in. ( 12.4 x 20.3 cm )
Description: 
Clear, lavender tinged glass; bell flower pattern; scalloped rim; inverted bowl-shaped base.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1061
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1850
eMuseum Object ID: 
48849
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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