Bininger Advertising Art & Labels

Abraham M. Bininger

Fully labeled A.M. BININGER & CO. Cannon – Corning Museum of Glass

Bininger Advertising Art & Labels

10 August 2012

Apple-Touch-IconAAs a designer and artist, I really admire the wondeful advertising art for Bininger products such as:

La Sylphide Bourbon

Old Kentucky Bourbon

Great Gun Bourbon

Traveler’s Guide Bourbon

Essence of Old Virginia Wheat Whiskey

Bouquet Bourbon

Zouave Bourbon

Pioneer Bourbon

Look at this great art, most held at the Library of Congress

La Sylphide Bourbon, A.M. Bininger & Co. Bourbon advertising label in the shape of a glass showing a man pursuing three sylphs. circa 1860 – Library of Congress

A color lithograph Whiskey advertising label showing a woman carrying a bundle of grain. Bininger’s Old Kentucky Bourbon, A.M. Bininger & Co., N.Y. sole proprietors / F. Heppenheimer, N.Y., Heppenheimer, Frederick, c. 1876. Date Created/Published: c 1860, – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C.

Bininger’s Great Gun Bourbon, A.M. Bininger & Co., N.Y. – Library of Congress

c 1861 poster art, Bininger’s Traveler’s Guide Bourbon, A.M.

Essence of Old Virginia Wheat Whiskey, A.M. Bininger & Co. / Sarony, Major & Knapp liths., N.Y., ca. 1859 – Library of Congress

Advertising art for Bininger’s Bouquet Bourbon, A.M. Bininger & Co., N.Y. sole proprietors / Sarony, Major & Knapp lith., N.Y. Whiskey advertising label showing man with mandolin and woman with bouquet on steps. – eBay

Superb and rare genuine Whisky label “Zouave Bourbon”, A M Bininger &Co,New York, 5 & 6/16th inches tall, chromo litho found in an old scrapbook which was dated 1887 – eBay

Bininger’s Pioneer Bourbon, A.M. Bininger & Co. / lith. of Sarony, Major & Knapp, N.Y., Date created: c1859, lithograph, color. Bourbon advertising label showing man holding rifle and warming his hands by campfire, with moon in background. – Library of Congress

Newspaper advertisement for A. M. Bininger & Co. Old London Dock Gin and black & white art was originally published in the St Augustine Examiner, April 13, 1861., St. Augustine Examiner, Vol III, No. 31, A, typical of the era.

Umberhine & Gustin’s Lake Shore Gazetteer and Business Directory. A full-page advertisement for A. M. Bininger & Co. Old London Dock Gin, with “substanial indorsements”

Read more: Barrel Series – Bininger Old Kentucky Bourbon


Bininger’s “Old Times” family rye, distilled in 1848…designed for family & medicinal use – Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

Read more: A. M. Bininger & Co. Figural Cannon

Read more: Bininger’s Night Cap Flask

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V, President, Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors, is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. Ferdinand is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.
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