Category Archives: New Orleans Collection

Features Saints memorabelia, famous lables and brands.

JMcD Alumni

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Object       : Shot Glass
School      : John McDonogh SrHS
Mascot    : Trojans
City           : New Orleans
Date          : 2011
Gift of Craig Coates JMcD ’88
The B.L.A.S.T. Museum Collection

Thank You.
In recognition of a generous gesture of respect and friendship.

 

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JOHN MAC ALUMNI

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Object : Tankard
School : John Mc Donogh Sr High School
Known As : Trojans
City : New Orleans
Date : 2013
Gift of Sherrel Compton , JMcD ’92
The B.L.A.S.T. Museum Collection

This heavy, hand painted tankard is a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend. It is a great addition to the B.L.A.S.T. Museum Tankard and Stein Collection and highlights the new installation, the John McDonogh SrHS Alumni Collection.

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Blanton’s Bourbon

 

Object   : Cork
Country : U.S.A.
Culture  : North American
Date      : c.1990
B.L.A.S.T. Museum Cork Collection

 

 

First marketed in 1984, Blanton’s, named for Colonel Albert B. Blanton, who worked for Buffalo Trace Distillery for more than 55 years and deserves a lot  of credit for its success. Blanton is legendary for having the influence to get a special government permit that allowed him to continue making whiskey during Prohibition, Buffalo Trace was the only distillery in Kentucky that  did not go dry.

Blanton’s is a brand of bourbon whiskey produced and marketed by the Sazerac Company. It is distilled in Frankfort, Kentucky at Buffalo Trace Distillery.

There are eight different stopper designs, each with a different letter of the alphabet molded into it and topped with a figurine of a racehorse and jockey. When placed in order, spelling B L A N T O N’ S, the horse and jockey’s poses display eight different scenes of a horse race, from standing at the gate, to crossing the finish line with a win.

New Orleans Saints

Object      : Tankard
Culture     : North American
Country    : U.S.A.
Date            : c.1980
Collection : The B.L.A.S.T. Museum

Founded in 1967, the New Orleans Saints,  a professional American football franchise is based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints are owned by Tom and Rita Benson The team is a member of the National Football Conference, South Division of the National Football League.

The Saints sport a simple FLEUR-DE-LIS team logo and suit up inwhite trimmed BLACK AND GOLD uniforms. Upon league induction home games were played in Tulane Stadium until 1974. The Mercedes- Benz Superdome in New Orleans is the current home  arena of the team. The Saints have two mascots, Gumbo, the St.Bernard dog and the giant puppet, Mr. Saint. In 2009, the Saints had a winning record of 13 – 3 and won the National Football League Super Bowl Championship.

When excited, Saints fans cheer with a roar of “Who Dat ! ”, which is a short version of their repeated chant  … Who Dat! Who Dat, Say Dey Gonna Beat Dem Saints ! Who Dat ! Who Dat !

Southern Comfort

Object      : Double Shot Glass
Culture     : North American
Country    : U.S.A.
Date         : c.1900
Material    : Glass
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Drinking Vessels

 

Southern Comfort is an American liqueur made from neutral spirits, fruit, spice and whiskey flavourings. The brand was originally created by bartender Martin Wilkes Heron at McCauley’s Tavern in the French of New Orleans in 1874. The original form of the drink was called “Cuffs and Buttons”, and upon popularity became known as the Grand Old Drink of the South.

Southern Comfort is used in the creation of a number of cocktails.

One of the first Southern Comfort-based cocktails marketed, the Scarlett O’Hara, was concocted in tribute of releasing the film adaptation of Gone with the Wind in 1939.

Southern Comfort
Cranberry juice
Garnish with Fresh Lime

WHO DAT ! WHO DAT !! WHO DAT !!!

For the love of my city…
This one goes out to all you Saints fans with a toast from the B.L.A.S.T. Museum !

Object      : Tankard
Culture     : Who Dat Nation !!
Date         : 20th Century
Country    : U.S.A.
Collection : B.L.A.S.T. Museum Tankards and Steins

 

 

SHOUT OUT IF YOU LOVE NEW ORLEANS, NFL FOOTBALL, AND THE SAINTS !!!
HERE’S TO THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AND NFL FOOTBALL !!
ALL SAY ! …
WHO DAT ! WHO DAT ! WHO DAT !!!