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The Assassination of President Lincoln, at Ford's Theater, Washington D.C. April 14th 1865
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A copper beer pitcher with a inserted glass window in the side with five round portholes in the copper to view the level of liquid within. An half circular brass plaque on one side reads "Breidt's/ XXX/ Cream Ale". The removable lid has a wood knob.
Peter Breidt's City Brewing Co., based in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was active from 1885 to 1920.
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
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