Home City Temperance Beer Label. Bpttled by the Home City Brewing Co., Springfield, Ohio, U.S.A. Temperance Beer Label from the 1900s. Original, vintage label is 3x4 inches.
Vintage The Home City Temperance Beer label. These are an interesting piece of history. Around the turn of the century, In mid Ohio, just north of here, the Temperance Movement (to make alcohol illegal) was raging. In 1906 "The Home City Brewing Company" in Springfield, Ohio was established, and created Temperance Beer as a low alcohol alternative. In 1909, there was a vote in Springfield, and all of the saloons were closed and alcohol could no longer be sold in any amount. Temperance Beer only had 1/2 of 1% alcohol, but could not be sold in Springfield. That was the end of the brand. The brewery kept going selling their other brands outside of Springfield until 1919 when prohibition was enacted and the Brewery met it's demise. A journal from that time period writes that when Springfield went dry under the Rose Law on March 29th, 1909 church bells rang all over the city and prayer meetings took place everywhere. Ninety-seven saloons and Temperance Beer went out of business that day. The labels says "Guaranteed Under the Food and Drug Act of 1906" "Contains Less than 1/2 of 1% alcohol" "Guaranteed Non-Intoxicating" "Guaranteed not to come within the consideration of the U. S. Internal Revenue Department".
Original historical labels. Colorful paper labels used for many years to identify and advertise the bottlers and were affixed to the bottles, or containers. Labels are all guaranteed to be original.