Thursday, October 13, 2011

Goodkind Brothers Whiskey Bottle


In November of 2009, I posted an image of a piece of Goodkind paper upon which I had depicted a small bottle with a Goodkind Brothers label still affixed. Usually with bottles this old which had paper labels on them, the labels don't survive.

I have in my possession scanned images of two different Goodkind Brothers labels. The provenance for these labels is unquestionable, but to say that they were ever used on whiskey bottles is an entirely different story. They came from a sample book of a lithographer who not only produced labels of this type, but also labels for various other products as well.

This bottle should probably be called a flask. It does not stand on it's own all that well. It's a 'dug' bottle which was recovered locally. The owner graciously allowed me to borrow this bottle and the pewter cap, and he also gifted me two other larger bottles upon which I'm going to place the second of the Goodkind Brothers labels. Just like this one, I'll fill it with Ancient Age whiskey, take photographs of it to use for models, and then I'll post the image of the finished product.

11 comments:

  1. I love your paper detective work. :0) This one is pretty cool.

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  2. I'm still so stunned you find these great old letterheads. I never see them anywhere.

    And as usual, a wonderful piece.

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  3. Great! Can't wait to see your finished work. Don't drink too much! Or you'll be unstable just like the bottle...;-)

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  4. Beautiful composition. I like how the artwork compliments the letterhead. Looking forward to the finished product.

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  5. I love your new Dynamic View look so much dave! It is much easier for me to view many of your different posts. It looks really sharp too and showcases your art. Bravo! hey, I thought you said you could not learn new tricks??? : ^ )))))
    love it.

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  6. Cool re-do of your blog, Dave! I think I'm behind the times and it's amazing how much change has happened in just a couple of months!! Have to wonder if "Ryegrass" might have the ingredients needed to refill this bottle making it congruent with the label ... Nicely Done, Sir!!

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  7. Great piece! I was in an "antique mall" several weeks ago and came across a number of old bottles in one stall. Way overpriced for me...but it was fun to see them!!

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  8. The soup will be fine without the apples. Let me know what you think. :-)

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  9. This is great! I am going to dig through my things.. I think I have an old recipt book that you might like!

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