Tuesday, December 29, 2009
S.T.SUIT & CO. CARDS
This one is keeping with his "political theme" in the naming and marketing of his Kentucky whiskies.
We have a Capitol, a Senate, and Congress brands. Others??
Suit purchased a large tract of property in Maryland, near Washington D.C. in 1867. This farm later became known as "Suitland". It is now basically a suburb of our capitol city.
Suit attempted to corner the market on fine bourbon in 1872, but ran into difficulty. His new warehouse, while under contruction in 1872, had a section collapse due to a design flaw I presume. Before they could get it reinforced and shored up a strong windstorm reduced the entire structure to a pile of rubble.
Jordan, Giles & Co. were successors to Suit in Louisville in 1873.
The Suitland farm, and products from that operation, became very popular in the 1880's.
My tradecards do not have the name of a liquor dealer or company on the reverse. I have kept a sharp eye out for some of these cards with the name of our 'local boys' on the reverse. WALKER BROS.