19th Century Liquor of Fruit Label


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Lithographic label, Gold-Bug

Chromolithographic label featuring “The Gold-Bug,” clearly a reference to Poe’s famous short story.

This chromolithographic liquor or fruit label features a picture of Poe’s famous Gold Bug. Given Poe’s reputation for drinking, the possibility of a liquor association can only be called ironic. The name of the distributor is J. V. Payne, from Yakima, Washington. (This item is displayed here, with permission, from a private collection.)

 

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[S:1 - JAS] - Edgar Allan Poe Society of Baltimore - General Topics - Poe's Fame - 19th Century Liquor or Fruit Label