This beautiful can (from a set of 18) was designed in 1977 by American artist Lowrey. The buildings were accurately reproduced using period photographs and drawings as a reference. The front of the can shows the factory in the bright summer sun. The foreground shows a artist painting the picturesque factory while an immigrant family looks on. All around them is life. Cats frolic on the warm cobblestones, Birds peck at spilled seeds and a line of dogs chase after the beer wagon.
Bartholomae & Roesing
The pioneer of many brewing innovations in Chicago, such as the vacuum system and artificial refrigeration, was Bartholomae & Roesing. Founded in 18665 by Jacob Rehm, the plant became Bartholomae & Co. in 1868 when Frank Bartholomae aquired an interest. In 1873 Roesing became a partner and the name was changed to Bartholomae & Roesing. in 1890 it was sold to The Milwaukee & Chicago Breweries Ltd., an English firm.