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A. M. SMITH, (arched) / (frosted wreath enclosing MERRY / XMAS / AND A / HAPPY NEW YEAR with 1910 slanted up at left and 1911 slanted down at right) / 547-549 HENNEPIN AVE. (this and next reverse arched) / MINNEAPOLIS / MINN.

ID#: RRP975
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Glass Category:Liquor advertising
Glass Type:Flared thin-walled shot
Label Type:Usual white-etched label
Dimensions:2-7/16 " x 2 " x 1-1/4"
Edmonson:HSG, p. 110, entry #5c
State:MN
City:Minneapolis
Notes:
Andrew M. Smith listed from 1872-1918.

Note the error in street numbering on this glass.

Andrew M. Smith was born in Denmark. He opened the first California Wine Depot in Salt Lake City, UT, then moved to Philadelphia and is listed in directories there from 1876-1878. He set up the Minneapolis branch in 1886 and closed the others. Smith died in 1915 but his son, Arthur Mason Smith took over the business.

The California Wine Depot has its own listing in the Minneapolis directories for 1891, 1896, and 1899.

Brand names used by this company include: "Amsco", "Fine Old U. S. Cabinet Rye", "Flour City Rye", "Golden Buck", "Harvester", "Pennant", and "U. S. Cabinet Rye."

Company name timeline:
Andrew M. Smith

Address timeline:
247-249 Hennepin Ave

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