Tag Archives: History

Keeping an eye out for H.P Herb and Barto’s Great Gun Bitters at Hopewell Furnace

Keeping an eye out for H.P. Herb and Barto’s Great Gun Bitters at Hopewell Furnace 19 November 2015 I spent the past few days in Reading, Pennsylvania for business. Much of it in the downtown historic district. I could not … Continue reading

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FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays

FOHBC 2014 Lexington National | Educational Displays 14 August 2014 We ended up with thirteen education displays at the Lexington National that were as different from the recent Reno and Manchester National displays as possible. Interesting and interactive to some extent, they … Continue reading

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Lash’s Bitters – PART TWO | History

Lash’s Bitters | San Francisco – Chicago – New York PART TWO | History 26 July 2014 (r•072914) Yesterday I posted Part ONE of this series dealing with the various Lash’s bitters bottles and today we will focus on Lash’s history and a … Continue reading

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Drug Stores from Bygone Days

Drug Stores from Bygone Days 10 April 2014 I know of some traffic routes now where I pass a Walgreens, Rite Aid, and CVS Pharmacy in succession. Usually when nearing a hospital. These homogenous drug stores and the drugs stores within grocery … Continue reading

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Flashback: The Similarity Between Ancient and Early American Glass

Interesting article at Collectors Weekly. This article, written by the then-Associate Curator of the American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, notes the Egyptian influence on ancient glass (especially in Rome), the origins of blown and pressed glass, and the … Continue reading

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Galveston and the Civil War: An Island City in the Maelstrom

Exciting news from Jim Schmidt, my Houston celebrity friend, FOHBC member and historian extraordinaire. Jim joined our antique bottle and glass community ranks a year or so ago and brings major depth to the historical aspect of our collecting. This is … Continue reading

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Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part IV (Brewing)

Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part IV (Brewing) 29 August 2012 Ketcham | Brewing Gallery Steve Ketcham Early American Bottles, Advertising, and Stoneware www.antiquebottledepot.com Presenting the fourth gallery of vintage pictures from up North as new material has … Continue reading

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A Graphic Resource on Beer and History

Hi Ferdinand, Thanks for getting back to me. The graphic highlights a brief timeline of beer and includes some interesting statistics. The piece lives here and you’re welcome to use it as you’d like: http://www.onlinebachelordegreeprograms.com/beer-saved-the-world/ Let me know what you … Continue reading

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American Digger Magazine

[PRG] Really interesting group with obviously great links to our hobby. From their web site: American Digger was founded in 2004 by those who love the hobby. Our magazine is published bi-monthly in the USA. Our premier issue was dated … Continue reading

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Amazing Film Clip of Cable Car In San Francisco In 1906

***This just in from West Coast Marble Collector and Dealer Bill O’Conner… Watch Video This film was “lost” for many years. It was the first 35mm film ever that has come to light. It was taken by a camera mounted … Continue reading

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