Franklin Copper Mule Mug
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- 17 oz.
- Copper with stainless steel lining
Great for keeping any beverage cold, this lined copper mug features the Archives logo on one side and the likeness of Benjamin Franklin and one of his numerous quotes about drinking on the other. Inventor, diplomat, and Founding Father, Franklin was also a brewer and distiller, and he would surely marvel at how refreshing his drink would stay in one of these vessels. Exclusive to the National Archives Store, this 17oz. mug is a great addition to the bar room. It makes a nice gift set together with the copper mule shot.
A book of quotations by the interesting and accomplished Benjamin Franklin can be found here.
Over the course of our history, Americans have engaged in debates about alcohol and its place in our society. Government programs and policies have ranged from promoting drink-related industries to warning of the health dangers of drinking and driving, to outright prohibition of alcohol manufacturing and sales. Few issues have generated such passion among citizens in addition to government interest. Alcohol-related records in the holdings of the National Archives--posters, government created films, patent drawings, artifacts, and petitions--explore the surprising role of the federal government in regulating, promoting, investigating, and prohibiting alcohol production, sale, and consumption.