Sunday, October 29, 2023

James Thompson & Bro, Louisville, Kentucky

I have mentioned James Thompson a few times here before. I have a pile of lockdown-era research about him, his family, and their extensive business connections in Louisville and Londonderry that I need to collate some time. Meanwhile here are two adverts from the Burlington Clipper newspaper of Vermont in 1903 - around this time he was doing massive whiskey deals in the region of $250,000 and $500,000 (in today's money, about $7.5m and $15m). His distilling and bottling empire was one of the biggest in America.