Lemp Paper Lithographs
Pre-Prohibition paper lighographs are highly sought after for all the same reasons as tin signs and chargers with one additional reason - they are difficult to find in excellent condition. A metal sign has a better chance of surviving the decades due to its stout construction. However, paper lithographs (especially calendars) were not created to withstand the ravages of time. Consequently, if located today, many paper lithographs exhibit fading, stains, tears, and other problems - all of which usually don't effect a tin sign to the same degree.
Below are a few examples of fine Lemp paper lithographs that have survived the trash can over 100 years ago and thankfully were well-preserved through the years for our enjoyment today.
Framed paper lithograph advertising "Wm J. Lemp's St. Louis Lager Beer"; 28-1/4" x 34-1/4"; circa 1879.
Factory scene paper lithograph of the Lemp Brewery with original ornate gold frame; approx. 36" x 22"; circa 1900.