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    OSCAR EDWARD BERNINGHAUS (American, 1874-1952)
    and CARL WIMAR (American, 1828-1862)
    Anheuser-Busch Advertisements, 1912:
    Attack on an Emigrant Train (Berninghaus)
    Father of Waters (Wimar)
    A Fight for the Overland Mail (Berninghaus, signed in plate) The Relief Train (Berninghaus, signed in plate)
    Westward Ho! (Berninghaus, signed in plate)
    Chromolithographs on paper
    Image: 7-1/4 x 16 inches (18.4 x 40.6 cm)

    A rare collection, this complete set of all five original Anheuser-Busch chromolithographs were issued in 1912 as part of the brewery's advertising campaign. The brewery commissioned well-known artists Berninghaus and Wimar to create the original paintings in 1910, although Wimar produced only one (Father of Waters). All five works reflect the mythic west as it was romanticized in a nineteenth-century context. This series continued the brewery's tradition of utilizing great moments from American history to inspire the public's thirst. Kegs and crates marked with the Anheuser-Busch logo are prominently tucked in each image, creating the impression that the great men who tamed the wild west were fueled by beer.

    More information about OSCAR EDWARD BERNINGHAUS, also known as Berninghaus, Oscar Edward, Beringhaus, Oscar Edmund, Berninghaus, O. E., Berninghaus, Oscar E., Berninghaus, Oscar Edmund, Berninghaus, Oscar Edmund Edward, Oscar Edward Berninghaus.

    Condition Report*: A Fight for the Overland Mail: two minor handling creases along the bottom edge.  Other four works are in excellent condition. 
    Framed to an overall dimension of 16" x 24"
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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    20th Saturday
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