Tuesday’s ad is for “Brasserie du Cardinal,” from 1904. From the late 1800s until the 1960s, poster art really came into its own, and in Europe a lot of really cool posters, many of them for breweries, were produced. This poster was made for Brasserie du Cardinal, in Fribourg, Switzerland, which was founded in 1788 by François Piller. In 1991 (though one source says 1996), it was acquired by Feldschlösschen, which is owned by the Carlsberg Group. This is from a calendar for 1904 and, presumably, all the pages from the year were town out, leaving only the last day of the year, December 31. Happy New Year’s Eve.
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