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Newspaper Advertisements Archive

– Created by an Anonymous User – 
– Over 5000 Brewery Related Clippings dating back to the 1700’s –
– Use the Search Function at the Top of the Page –
– Hover Your Mouse Over a Photo for Information –

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW REGARDING THE NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE

The purpose of this Archive is to be a resource as well as to entertain.  It may not be perfect for everyone, but it is felt there’s something for everybody.  Every effort was made to find as much variety as possible.  There are some brands where only one ad was found.  Some brands, even though they were producing cans, only used bottles in their ads.  Some brands didn’t advertise and left it up to their distributors to do so.  Maybe it will help determine when a label was in use or changed or you’ll find something to search for, or you’ll see an item you were never aware of, or it will settle or maybe even start a discussion.  Regardless, it is hoped you can enjoy this Archive and appreciate the Rusty Bunch website even more.

  • All images on each page are only thumbnails.
  • Clicking on a thumbnail image will display the full image in the same window. Your “Back” key will return you to the thumbnail page.
  • Also, while you have the full image displayed, you can right-click on it and select “View Image” or “Open In New Window”.  This will allow you to zoom ( + or – ) to full size making it possibly easier to read any content that may interest you.
  • Holding your cursor over an thumbnail, it will display the filename for it. The filename is the date and the city that the clipping is from (Year-Month-Day-City-State).
  • Thumbnails are sorted by their date in their respective decade.

Every image has been edited to provide the best possible opportunity to read its content or examine the associated graphics.  Every image’s thumbnail view has been chosen to make the ad either more interesting or more informative.  Some thumbnails cover the entire ad while others show only a portion of the ad.

Ads are divided into decades.  Each decade has its own quantity of images.  Each decade is broken down into 100 images per page.  The number of pages varies per decade.  A reference PDF file is available.  This PDF lists the date of the first image on the page and the date of the last image on the page to make it easier to search for specific time periods should you find it necessary to do that.

Over the years, Brewers ran themed ads for periods of time.  Some ran for weeks, months and some even over several years.  To search for any of these themed groupings, a separate PDF is available with a keyword that you can enter into the search function.  It is important the you enter the keyword as it appears.  It can be upper case, lower case or a mix of both, but it does have to be exactly what is shown.  The search will display all the related ads along with a group image of all those ads.

A search function is available at the top of the page where the decades are listed.  The search function searches the entire archive.  Enter any keyword to search for and the result will display on the page.  (It’s very possible that what you enter into the search function will produce well over a hundred clippings, not necessarily related.)  If it can find the word(s) you put in, it’ll display all instances of it.  Otherwise you’ll have to pick another word.  Hit your “Back” option to return to the Search/Decade listings page.

Every effort has been made to avoid duplication of ads.  With quantities like this (5K+), there will probably be several that sneak by.  Apologies for that.  Descriptions are based on the ad or the article’s content.  Some important additional info:

  • Every Brewery Company name is only using the word “Brewing” as part of the company name.
  • The words “Soft Top” refer to all aluminum soft lids regardless of that each Brewer called it.
  • The words “Pull Tab” covers all removable tabs regardless of whether they are Zip tabs, Ring Tabs, etc.
  • The words “Stay Tab” covers all non-removable tabs.
  • If an ad mentions a size such as 7oz, 8oz, 10oz, 11oz, 16oz or Quarts, it is mentioned in the description.
  • If “Glass Cans” are mentioned in the ads, that is included in the description.
  • If Bottles have self-opening tops, they are called “Easy Crowns”.
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