B. Lieber, Importer of Brandies, Wines, Gins, Brown-Stout, Scotch Ale, Absinthe, Cigars, Et cetera. Manufacturer of Punch Essence, Cordials, Lemon Syrup, Raspberry, Lavender, Rose, Blackberry and Wild-Cherry. Brandies, Bitters, Et cetera. Number 121 North Fourth Street, Philadelphia


This advertising print from 1849 shows the four-story storefront of the establishment of B. Lieber, liquor importer, located on the 300 block of North Fourth Street (between Vine and Callowhill streets) in Philadelphia. Bottles, small boxes, and broadside advertisements, predominantly for French cordials and bitters, fill the display window, and a large model cask with advertising text and stacks of labeled boxes flank the open entrance. Box labels include "Ysla de Cuba," "Assorted Cordials," "Glorias," and "Habano." A clerk confers with a patron within the store, seen through the entryway. A laborer enters the cellar with a barrel. Other barrels, labeled "Madeira No. 1" and "Port," line the sidewalk. In the street, a drayman departs to deliver a cask of "J. Hennesy [sic] & Co. Cognac." This print also includes a tall post with a weather vane at the top; the weather vane is designed as an American Indian figure. Partial views of adjacent buildings are shown next to the storefront.

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B. Lieber, importer of brandies, wines, gins, brown-stout, scotch ale, absinthe, segars, &c. and manufacturer of punch essence, cordials, lemon syrup, raspberry, lavender, rose, blackberry and wild-cherry. Brandies, bitters &c. No. 121 North Fourth Street between Vine & Callowhill Streets Philadelphia

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1 print : lithograph ; 48 x 29 centimeters


  • Digital catalog number:  POS 32

Last updated: September 1, 2015