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Scenes by Carl Worner, page 3

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11 1/4" tall, 4" wide,
2 1/4" deep
rectangular liquor bottle, no markings This really unusual Worner bottle has an office scene, showing a man at a roll-top desk and a woman at a typewriter. Between them on the back wall is a telephone, and the walls are hung with paintings. The bottle is named "Berghoff Brewing Association Office," and was probably made for someone at the Berghoff Brewery in Chicago or Ft. Wayne. The chair of the man has "Poor Butch" written on it. It is signed "Carl Wörner GERMANY 1919" on the back. Full image and closeups
13" tall, 3" in diameter round liquor bottle This typical Worner saloon bottle is neither signed nor dated and has the usual bartender, cigars, and bar patrons. It also has crossed American flags on top, a feature of many of his bottles, and the "Find the Missing Man" sign. What is rare, but not unprecedented, is that the saloon was operated by a woman, Pearl Carpenter. A Pearl Carpenter, age 40, was running a hotel in Elmyra Heights, NY, in the 1920 census. The bottle probably dates from after 1910. (Full image and closeup)
10" square bottle with decorative fluting on neck and shoulder This has to be one of the earliest Worner saloon bottles in the quart size. There is no missing man, and the overall structure is quite simple. It does have the crossed American flags on top, but it does not have a name over the SALOON sign. Bottles with names seem to be later than bottles with no names, and the earliest dated "missing man" is 1904. The bottle is similar to several others, square with decorative embossing around the neck and shoulders. (Full image)
15" large seltzer or "bar" bottle This huge shoe repair shop is dated 1900 and signed in two places. On the back wall are signs advertising prices, types of shoes, and praise for the work of the cobblers. Around a drawn clock are the words "Hoch soll er leben" (Long may he live), the traditional "Happy Birthday" song in Germany. Below the floor is a large sign with "Live and Let Live Come In and Get Your Shoe Repair't Boots and Shoes Made to Order." (Full image and closeups)
13" round quart This saloon bottle was made for Anthony Savitsky in August 1911. It has the usual bartender, "Missing Man" sign, and bar patrons, but one of the patrons is a woman in a big decorated hat, which is rare but not unprecedented. There was an Anthony Savitsky who ran a general store in Luzerne, PA, in the 1910 census; this is a small town near Wilkes-Barre on the Susquehanna River. (Full image and closeup)
10 1/2" square bottle embossed "Dr. C. Bouvier Buchu Gin This saloon bottle was made for Nicholas I. Bembnista of Detroit, MI. He did not run a saloon in either the 1900 or 1910 census but worked in a chain factory. The bottle is early: Bouvier's Buchu Gin was a bitters-based tonic or cure-all, and the company went out of business in 1908 or 1909. The bottles embossed with "Dr. C. Bouvier" were not made after 1903. The sign for "Find the Missing Man" is painted right on the floor. The saloon has two American flags, and the name "N. I. Bembnista" cut from a printed card and glued above the "SALOON" sign. (Full image and closeup)
15" large seltzer or "bar" bottle This huge saloon is dated 1900 and signed and dated 1900. The bartender is playing a dice game with a patron; two men plus the man in the W.C. are playing cards. The bottle was found in northern Illinois west of Chicago. It is not dedicated to anybody. (Full image and closeups)
10" tall, 4 1/2" wide,
1 3/4" deep
flat rectantular quart embossed Frederick Loeser & Co. Brooklyn NY This bottle contains a typical Worner saloon scene, with bartender and patrons and "missing man." It is decorated with green glitter, much like the M. Rummel Saloon and the Frank Behrens Saloon. Worner was known to have been in the New York area, but Frederick Loeser & Co. was such a large department store that the bottle might have traveled some distance from New York. (Full image and closeup)
c15" large seltzer or "bar" bottle This most wonderful Worner bottle has a bakery on two levels: the women are shopping on the top while the bakers are baking on the bottom. It is signed "Made by Carl Worner Backer und Conditor" which means "bread baker and cake baker" in German. And he made to pay a bar tab in a saloon in Aurora, IL, a suburb of Chicago. (Full image and signature)

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