Bottles and Extras, Vol. 15, Issue 1 (Winter 2004), pp. 56-59
NOTE : most of the photographs below are hot-linked to a corresponding page in the pre-pro.com database. Just click on a photo to see more detailed information on a glass and its origins, then use your browser's "Back" button to return to the article.
Seldom does anyone make such an impact on a hobby that their contribution
can be called a water-shed moment.
Barbara Edmonson was the first to bring definition and direction to
collecting pre-prohibition spirits glasses in 1985 with the publication of
her Historic Shot Glasses: The
Pre-Prohibition Era. Similarly, Robin Preston brought the hobby into the
21st century with his 2002 breakthrough website devoted to the
pre-prohibition whiskey trade
www.pre-pro.com. It's an eclectic, kaleidoscopic site - a
gathering spot - part market place, part research tool and part chat room. A
glass repository filled with news, opinions and, most of all, with great eye
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