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Special Labels

Besides labels for their standard bottled beer products, labels exist for some of Lemp's other beer-related products including the following.

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"Lemp Extra Pale" keg label, 4 1/2" x 4 1/4", c1905.

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"Lemp's Buck" keg label, 4 1/4" x 4 1/2", c1905.

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"Abdallah Special Brew" private label, approx. 4 1/2" x 3 1/2", c1910.

The "Abdallah Special Brew" label above shows disturbing images of hooded and robed characters pushing blindfolded people down a steep slide (at left side on the label) into some sort of vat and then being dragged out by ropes at the other end. 

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"Lemp's Tip Top" keg label, 4 1/2" x 4 1/4", c 1905.

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"Lemp's Special Brew" keg label, 4 1/4" x 4 1/2", c1905.

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"Elks Brew" private label, 2 1/4" in diameter, c 1905.

The "Elks Brew" label shown above was a private label for the Elks Club.  The label is considered a "third label" in that it was applied to bottles of beer (already bearing the body label and neck label) to designate their special beer.  The label below is similar but includes the letters "B.P.O.E." which stands for "Benevolent Protective Order of Elk".

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"Elks Brew" private label, 2 1/4" in diameter, c 1905.

With Lemp's vast network of exporters, railcars, depots, and distributors, many distributors had small 'third labels' that were affixed to the backside of the imported bottles.  These small labels informed the beer-comsuming patrons who was responsible for importing that particular brand of beer and where more of it could be located.  The following are a few examples of distributor's labels from all corners of the globe.

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2" x 2" distributor's label for Cuba, c1905

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2" x 2" distributor's label for China, c1905.

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2" x 2" distributor's label for Hawaii, c1905.

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2" x 2" distributor's label for Puerto Rico, c1905.

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2" x 2" distributor's label for Sacramento, CA, c1905.

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2" x 2" distributor's label for Mexico, c1905.

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2" x 2" distributor's label for Louisville, KY, c1905.