Beer Mug Patent Matted Print
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Overall dimensions: 11 X 14 inches
- Artwork dimensions: 6 1/2 X 10 inches
Showcasing the sketch of an 1876 patent for a beer mug, this matted print makes an interesting conversation starter as you enjoy a frothy beverage or two. A striking piece for home or bar decor, it is ready to be framed.
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.