1939 Print Hiram Walker Peoria Illinois Alcohol Vat Yeast Beverage Drink FZ2


This is an original 1939 halftone print of the Hiram Walker distillery in Peoria, Illinois. The caption writes, "These vats, of which Hiram Walker has twenty-four, hold 120,000 gallons each. Temperatures are automatically controlled, and the vats sealed against wild yeast in the air, which could otherwise spoil a batch in short order. After each run the round sides of the vats are sterilized with live steam." Photography by Fred Korth.


This 72+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 11 x 8 inches; 28 x 20 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: fermentation, alcoholic, liquor, alcoholic beverage, Whiskey