Posted 11 months ago
This is one of my finds from this past weekend 9/8-9/18, it's a F.D.R. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Political Pinback Donkey, from 1944, Presidential Election. I added 1944 Lincoln Wheat Pennies in S, San Francisco, D, Denver, and no mint mark Philadelphia, also a 1920's Widmer's Wine Cellars Inc. Corkscrew from Naples, New York, the State that F.D.R. came from.
Here's some information about all of these! :^D
Franklin Delano Roosevelt, often referred to by his initials FDR, was an American statesman and political leader who served as the 32nd President of the United States from 1933 until his death in 1945. Wikipedia
Born: January 30, 1882, Hyde Park, NY
Died: April 12, 1945, Warm Springs, GA
Presidential term: March 4, 1933 – April 12, 1945
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage
Party: Democratic Party
Vice presidents: John Nance Garner (1933–1941), Henry A. Wallace (1941–1945), Harry S. Truman (1945)
The wheat penny is a classic iconic early 21st century American coin with a face value of 1 cent that was minted from 1909 to 1958. The initials V.D.B. can be found on the reverse of the 1909 coin only.
Wheat Pennies (1909 to 1956) Values | CoinTrackers.com Project
Information From "Wines & Vines"
Widmer’s history The story of Widmer’s Wine Cellars dates back 127 years. In 1882, John Jacob Widmer, founder of the winery, and his wife Lisette came to the United States from Switzerland and settled in Naples, N.Y. Three years later, after planting their vineyard, they built their home with a cellar that became their wine production and storage area. They sold the first wines to residents of Naples in 1888. John Jacob and Lisette Widmer had three sons: Carl, Frank and William. As their business prospered, they were able to send their youngest, Will, to the Royal Wine School of Germany in Geisenheim. In 1924, the three brothers took over the business, and Will, as president, guided the winery through its years of growth. The winery remained stable during the Prohibition years by producing grape juice and non-alcoholic products, as well as sacramental and medicinal wines. The winery was incorporated in 1933. Varietal labeling was not common in the U.S. from the time of Prohibition repeal until World War II, and wine producers chose to use such names as chablis, sauterne and burgundy. After the start of the war in 1939, when supplies of wine from Europe were cut off, wine importer and writer Frank Schoonmaker knew that he had to sell American wines. He became the leading advocate of varietal labeling and encouraged Louis Martini and Wente Brothers in California and Will Widmer in Naples to use not only the names of grape varieties but also the places where the grapes were grown.
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