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Caskhead depicting Bacchus at the Italian Swiss Colony
Date Created and/or Issued
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Italian Swiss Colony (Firm)
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Sonoma County Library
Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Winemakers Collection, about 1865-2005 (SPC.00086)
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Show Italian Swiss Colony employee in costume (actually "Little Old Winemaker--Me! actor from a series of television commercials, Ludwig Stossel) standing below caskhead. Caption on verso:"The giant caskhead, once a featured part of California wine industry's exhibit at a world's fair in San Francisco in 1939-40, is preserved at the winery. It depicts Bacchus, the Roman god of wine and grape growing, known as Dionysius in Greek mythology. The caskhead is preserved at the winery in Asti, California, 85 miles north of San Francisco." [Postcard no.] 1972.
color photographs
art (broad object genre)
Wine and Winemaking
Stossel, Ludwig
Italian Swiss Colony (Asti, Calif.)
Dionysus (Greek deity)
Wine and wine making
United States
Asti Road
26150 Asti Rd, Cloverdale, CA
Sonoma County Visionaries, Immigrants and Wine Makers Collection, about 1865-2005

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