A Drinking Trio Tintype

A Drinking Trio Tintype

27 October 2011

In from the California Kid at Western Bitters News:

The other day I noticed that great tintype of the Turners Bro’s. on Ferdinands web site, what a great image. So I decided to post one of my favorite bottle go-withs. An 1870’s tintype of three men drinking with four bottles on the table. From left to right the bottles are a labeled Witch Hazel, blob top soda with a circle slug plate, single rolled applied top flask and a buffalo water. The flask is more than likely western, as this tintype is from Astoria, Oregon….. Its hard to imagine these three made it out of bed the next day after a nite of drinking like that. This trio looks like some bottle collectors I know. Can you guess who?

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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