Bar statues were produced in significant numbers from the 1930s through the 1960s by companies such as Kolograph, Plasto, Illinois, and W.J. Smith for national and regional brewers and distillers, who would provide figurines and brand mascots to taverns and saloons as a form of advertising. Typically, these bar statues would be placed on shelves behind a bar or atop a cooler in an attempt to influence the purchasing decisions of patrons...Continue Reading