Category Archives: History

Dr. Herrick’s Standard Family Medicine

Dr. Herrick’s Standard Family Medicine Herrick’s Strengthening Bitters and Herrick’s Vegetable Tonic Bitters 24 June 2017 Within this post is reference to two early bitters from 1846 and 1847 that seem to be unlisted. The Strengthening Bitters and Vegetable Tonic … Continue reading

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Now Two Tally-Ho Bitters

Now Two Tally-ho Bitters Dr. Dimock’s Tally-Ho Bitters (Buffalo, New York) & Tally-Ho Bitters by John Caracopulo (Natchez, Mississippi) 22 June 2017 While searching some old Mississippi newspapers for evidence of the Mississippi Valley Bitters I came across a Tally-Ho Bitters … Continue reading

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Mississippi Valley Bitters or Yazoo Valley Bitters?

Mississippi Valley Bitters or Yazoo Valley Bitters? 17 June 2017 I found this bright yellow, 1867 St. Louis City Directory advertisement above listing a Mississippi Valley Bitters, Fish Bitters, Hostetter’s Bitters and Drake’s Bitters. I certainly know about the last three … Continue reading

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Dr. Brunon’s Bitters – To Hotel Keepers, Restaurants, Druggists, Grocers and the Public

Dr. Brunon’s Bitters To Hotel Keepers, Restaurants, Druggists, Grocers and the Public 15 June 2017 A simple post here for an 1859 bitters advertisement I found the other day in The Ottawa Free Trader. Dr. Brunon’s Bitters would cure just … Continue reading

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Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters

Barnett & Lion’s Southern Grey Jacket Stomach Bitters 08 June 2017 Dale Mlasko recently posted pictures of a whittled and mint, red amber, Barnett & Lion’s (sometimes spelled incorrectly as Lyon) “Grey Jacket Bitters” bottle from a collection that was boxed up … Continue reading

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Stage Actress Beauties – Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards

Stage Actress Beauties -Looking at some Damiana Bitters Advertising Trade Cards 15 October 2016 As we posted on an odd Damiana Bitters the other day, I thought it would be nice to round this off with some Damiana Bitters advertising … Continue reading

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Early Damiana Bitters or is something wrong here?

Early Damiana Bitters or is something wrong here? The New, Wonderful & Only Certain Aphrodisiac 14 October 2016 (R•102516) Gary Beatty snagged this interesting Baja California Damiana Bitters with a label (pictured above) and wonders if it is a variant of … Continue reading

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Nevada Backbar Letter

Nevada Backbar Letter 01 October 2016 This letter is in response to the “Unicorns and Rainbows” opinion that certain bottles mentioned in an article entitled “Nevada Backbar Bottle Bonanza” (FOHBC magazine “Bottles and Extras, September-October 2016 edition, page 33) are … Continue reading

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Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey

Barrel Series – Out of the Ashes, the Wolford Z – Whiskey 23 September 2016 (R•092416 – Z Solved) I guess my biggest question here would be why Jacob A. Wolford would put a “Z” on his figural barrel whiskey bottle? Does it … Continue reading

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The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan

The Hull Brothers barrel from Detroit, Michigan 22 September 2016 (R•102416) Here is a new barrel post for the extremely rare Hull Bros. from Detroit, Michigan. In fact, this is the only example I have ever seen. The amber bottle was offered … Continue reading

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