Fritz Finger / John F. Oertel Brewing Company photographs, ca. 1890-1960s

Descriptive Summary

Title
Fritz Finger / John F. Oertel Brewing Company photographs, ca. 1890-1960s
Creator
Finger, Fritz
Extent
2 linear ft.
Subjects
Business and Industry
Finding Aid Author
Processed by: Archives Staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:Eric Weig
Repository
University of Louisville

Collection Overview

Scope and Content
Fritz Finger was the last brew master for the John F. Oertel Brewing Company, Louisville, which operated from 1892 to 1964. The collection consists of glass plate negatives, prints, including Cirkut panoramic prints, and 35mm slides showing the brewery, its bottling operations, and early use of trucks Oertel's had specially modified for deliveries. In addition to the documentation provided by photographs, the collection includes papers and ephemera which chronicle the company and the Finger family, including F. W. Finger, Fritz's father, who was also an Oertel's brew master.