A framed oval advertising lithograph titled REIF'S SPECIAL, An Ideal Beverage, contains less than one half of one per cent alcohol, REQUIRES NO GOVERNMENT LICENSE TO SELL, The Purity Extract & Tonic Co., Chattanooga, Printed by ? & S Litho Co. CIN & NY. Lithograph measures 16" H x 11" W. Overall framed – 22 1/4" H x 17 1/4" W. History: Reif's Special was a drink made by The Purity Extract & Tonic Company of Chattanooga, TN and named after one of the owners Charles Reif. Mr. Reif was also the one of the owners of The Chattanooga Brewing Company. At this time in Tennessee history, the state was beginning to enforce its own Prohibition laws and The Chattanooga Brewing Company owners decided to open The Purity Extract & Tonic Company as a way to diversify its business. Provenance: George Love Estate, Chattanooga, TN. Condition: Wear to perimeter. Losses/spotting to center and upper right.
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