Beer mugs from the Florida Brewing Company

Material Information

Beer mugs from the Florida Brewing Company
Tony Pizzo Collection ( Contributor )
Publication Date:
Physical Description:
1 photograph ( 12 x 20 cm )


Subjects / Keywords:
Print, Photographic ( Documentary Artifact, Communication Artifact ) ( nmc )
Brewing Industry ( lctgm )
The Florida Brewing Company (13th Street and 4th Avenue) ( lctgm )
Drinking vessels ( lctgm )
Spatial Coverage:
Tampa |z 1271000 |2 ceeus
Hillsborough County |z 12057 |2 ceeus
United States of America -- Florida -- Hillsborough County -- Tampa


General Note:
At its peak the company employed some one thousand people. Initially, the brewery was closed by the federal government as a wartime conservation measure. It briefly reopened after World War I, but it closed in 1919 in conformity with the statewide ban on alcohol. At first, the owner of the brewery, Salvador Ybor, a son of the founder of Ybor City, contemplated converting his plant to make non-alcoholic products such as industrial alcohol, corn syrup, vinegar and near-beer. However, disregarding such legal options, Ybor decided to brew 5.5 beer. The operation went undisturbed for five years. In 1924, federal agents raided the brewery and arrested Ybor, along with his general manager, George Willis, for violating the Volstead Act and attempting to bribe a federal official.
Funded in part by the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), Ephemeral Cities Project.

Record Information

Source Institution:
University of South Florida
Holding Location:
University of South Florida, Tampa FLorida, Special Collection
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