|Text on Button||Poth's Beer 1900 F.A. POTH & SONS. PHILA. PA.|
Illustration of an angel with a red dress and a cherub, with black text on blue banners, on a beige background.
|Back Paper / Back Info||
Made by The Whitehead & Hoag Co., Newark, N.J., USA. Patented July 17, 1894; April 14, 1896; July 21, 1898
The F.A. Poth Brewing Company, later renamed F.A. Poth & Sons, was established in 1865 by Frederick August Poth in Philadelphia, PA. The Poth Brewing Company is most well known for the brewery itself, as the building is featured in many architecture reviews. Since the former Poth Brewery's facade has some of the architectural details seen in many earlier U.S. lager breweries, it can still serve as a partial example of such architecture, much of which now only exists in pictures.
See more photos of pre- and post-prohibition beer buttons on the Busy Beaver blog.