Sometimes a picture is worth even more than 1000 words. Recently, the internet Archive uploaded 2 million photos to Flickr. VinePair spent some time exploring the archive, and assembled a collection of 16 images from the past 100 years that show how wine was made, sold, and drank.

Here are a few examples of the great photos you will see in the Vinepair collection. These are from Pacific Wine And Spirit Review in the 1890s and highlight California wines:

Pacific El Pinal

Pacific Triple Ad

Pacific Full Page Ad

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