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