After Prohibition, many breweries started taking advantage of the back bar (shelves behind the bar) for promotional figurines, and so-called back bar beer statues became a staple in bars until the 1960s. Originally made of chalk or ceramic, post-WW2 figures were more commonly plastic, ranging anywhere from a couple of inches to a foot high, and often depicting a mascot.


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