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DON’T HIT THE PIN BOY!
In the late 1800s, famed stein manufacturer Villeroy & Boch, also known as Mettlach, began dabbling in “etched” designs. The colorful, decorative steins utilized colored clay to create folksy scenes a ...
Bowling’s popularity in the United States was just taking off in the 1890s. In addition to its recreational value, bowling was seen as a comprehensive form of exercise. Unfortunately, bowling alleys r ...
KNOCK DOWN ALL NINE
Like many other Mettlach steins, this piece features an etched, folksy design. The men are bowling a game of ninepin on a rudimentary alley, with their beer steins nearby. The text reads, in German, “ ...
KNOCK ON WOOD
Before the Brunswick Mineralite ball was introduced in 1906, bowling balls were made of wood, specifically lignum vitae, a durable hardwood made from trees native to the Caribbean and South America. R ...
MENNE’S PIONEERING BALL
Catherine Menne was a bowling pioneer. She was among the founders and served as the first president of the Women’s National Bowling Association (later renamed the Women’s International Bowling Congres ...
Though one is much smaller than a modern ball, these wooden balls were designed to be gripped with the fingers.
ONE MUST SCREAM HURRAH!
The most distinctive features of Matthias Girmscheid steins are often the handles. The twisted vines evoke the wild wood of some German folklore. Pewter lids were also a common feature of Girmscheid s ...
Mettlach steins are some of the most recognizable tankards in any collection. The company, formally known as Villeroy & Boch, was known for their innovative designs and manufacturing methods. Phanolit ...
PIN BOY STEIN
Sure the porcelain pin boy is cool, but take a peak at what's hiding in the bottom of this unique stein! German firm Schierholz & Sohn saw early success as a porcelain manufacturer before expanding in ...
PRESIDENT BENJAMIN HARRISON’S TOUR
During his tour of the Pacific Coast in April and May of 1891, President Benjamin Harrison stopped to take in a bit of local color and roll a few frames. The original version of this sketch appeared i ...