Volunteer Docent for Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Nov 01, 2016 11:00 AM - Sun Apr 16, 2017 05:00 PM

Where

678 Mission StreetSan Francisco, CA 94105

Wine and Whiskey Labels, 1930s Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Company, San Francisco Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing California Historical Society

About

Vintage: Wine, Beer, and Spirits Labels from the Kemble Collections on Western Printing and Publishing

This exhibition explores CHS's exquisite collection of vintage wine, beer, and spirits labels produced by the now-forgotten Lehmann Printing and Lithographing Company of San Francisco. Designed during the terrible privation and unrest of the Great Depression, Lehmann's labels graced hundreds of thousands of bottles of mass-manufactured, highly alcoholic wines and liquors, invoking deliciously unrealistic fantasies of peace, plenty, and the high-class life. Marrying design with consumer ideology, the Lehmann oeuvre represents a forgotten high point of American commercial art. The exhibition features hundreds of colorfully illustrated labels, ephemera, and stock label catalogue books from Lehmann Printing.

Skills

  • History
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Research
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum is six hours a/mth, mostly weekends/nights
  • Interest in California Historical Society

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