The Louis Bergdoll Brewing Company

Description (Brief)
Notebook advertising piece for the Louis Bergdoll Brewing Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The notebook's plastic cover has black print on front and back. On the front is the trademark image of a griffin, and describes the products as "Old Style Lager Beer // Protiwiner Export & Lager Beer." Reverse shows as image of a factory. Inside is a history of the company, a poison antidote list, calendars for 1905-1907, various other facts and miscellania, and many blank, lined paper pages.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
Louis Bergdoll Brewing Company
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
paper (overall material)
overall: 6.5 cm x 12 cm; 2 9/16 in x 4 3/4 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
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accession number
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Medicine and Science: Chemistry
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

2/26/2013 7:38:19 PM
Kathy (Bergdoll-Brawn) Tidball
My grandfather (Charles Bergdoll Brawn) was one of Louis Bergdoll Jr.'s five children. He walked away from the brewery fortune and moved to California to get away from his draft dodger brothers. I grew up in California and last May I went to Philadelphia for the first time to see the Bergdoll brewery, meet family for the first time and visit the cemeteries. While I was there I was given some beer bottles from the brewery along with one of these advertising notebooks. Mine is 1903-04. I'm thrilled to own one!
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