Graphic Relics

The Former Narragansett Brewery, Cranston RI

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The Narragansett Brewing Company was established in Cranston, Rhode Island by a group of German American descendants. They opened the brewery in 1890 with an initial investment of $150,000. The company was incorporated on April 8, 1891. Click here to view a Narragansett Brewery restaurant menu from the 1930s on our products page. The brewery originally produced lager and porter as well as artificial ice. By the 20th century, 25 tons of ice were being delivered to over 1,500 customers.  Below is an early postcard from the Narragansett Brewing Company. According to the Arcadia Publishing book; "Narragansett Brewing Company," written...

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OldBrochures.com is now on Flickr

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We've just set up a Flickr account with pics of all the ephemera currently listed on our eCommerce site. Click on the following link to access the gallery. www.flickr.com/photos/oldbrochures

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The A.C. Gilbert Company & American Flyer Trains

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  The A. C. Gilbert Company of New Haven, CT was once one of the largest toy companies in the world. It's best know for introducing the "Erector Set." In 1938 Gilbert purchased "American Flyer, a struggling manufacturer of toy trains. Click here to learn more about the Gilbert Company on Wikipedia. Click here to visit americanflyerclub.org and to learn more about the "Gilbert Hall of Science" building in NYC. Interestingly, the founder of Gilbert Toys was a world Champion Pole Vaulter. Below is a postcard with Gilbert to the left. Postcard image compliments of sportingoregon.com American Flyer, though best...

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Check out our Pinterest Page

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We've added many more Boards since establishing the account. Most of our pins are linked to large high-res images. We just pined 180 Wacky Packages stickers from the 70s and 80s. Click on the categories below to visit some of our new Pinterest Boards. Pulp Fiction Vintage Posters Old Signs Fortune Magazines Comic Books Wacky Packages    

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Uncle Wiggily Longears

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  Uncle Wiggily Longears is the principle charter in a series of children's stories written by Howard R. Garis. The stories first appeared in the Newark News in 1910 and where syndicated in 1915. The stories chronicle the adventures of an elderly rabbit with rheumatism and his woodland friends. Uncle Wiggily lives with Nurse Jane Fuzzy Wuzzy. According to Garis's obituary the Uncle Wiggily series was originally inspired by a walk in the New Jersey woods. Click here to view "Uncle Wiggily's Library "box set" in our store. Uncle Wiggily stories where often concluded with poetic verse introducing the next...

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