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Wholesome and Delicious: 1925

Wholesome and Delicious: 1925

"Whistle Bottling Works." The Washington, D.C., bottling plant for Whistle orange soda circa 1925. National Photo Co. Collection glass negative. View full size.

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Prohibition Beer

What kind of "Pilsener" sold publicly during Prohibition? With an ad in the Washington Post?!

[The kind with very little alcohol. - Dave]

Bottling Plant Redux

This room appears to be the ground floor of the building at 703 North Capitol St.: details in common include 1) shape of rear window, 2) shiny metallic disc of bottling machine, and 3) dangling light bulb.


Utica Club Font

I just thought it amusing that the font or typeface, or whatever the correct terminology is, for the Utica Club ad is very similar to the one used for Coca-Cola.

[The Coca-Cola logo is Spencerian script. - Dave]

Utica Club?

Right next to the Whistle sign are two signs for Utica Club -- a beer brewed by the West End Brewing Company of Utica New York. Seems like D.C. is pretty far from Utica to be bottling beer; and it being 1925 there probably isn't a lot of pilsner being brewed in the first place.

[Utica Club, one of the many Pilseners sold during Prohibition, was distributed by the Whistle Bottling Works in Washington. Below, a 1924 ad from the Washington Post. - Dave]

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