Fourth of July 2012 Patriotic Pictures

“Freedom has its life in the hearts, the actions, the spirit of men and so it must be daily earned and refreshed – else like a flower cut from its life-giving roots, it will wither and die.”

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Some more incoming and collected pictures crossing my desk today… (Read further: Eagle embossed flasks for Independence Day)

Randy’s neighbor when he was growing up was Alfred Lovely. He gave Randy a bunch of pictures and cards from when he was in the Spanish American war. He fought in the Phillipines. This is one of his cards. – Pam & Randy Selenak

Pair (aqua and amber) of SIMON’S CENTENNIAL BITTERS – Meyer Collection

GOLDEN EAGLE fifth, SAN FRANCISCO – Pam & Randy Selenak

For the Fourth of July holiday I have attached a picture of some red, white and blue glass attributed to the Boston and Sandwich Glass Factory. The small kerosene lamp to the left has a font with swirled latticinio red, white and blue canes. The glass bell has individual red, white and blue swirled canes in the handle. Next to the bell is a small free blown scent bottle in milk glass with blue and red pulled loop marbrie decoration. The large lamp is a solar lamp with a red, white and blue marbrie decorated base with a cobalt bead of glass around the bottom edge. It has a patriotic shield cut on the shade, circa 1850-60. Last is a blown wide mouth bottle in milk glass with red and blue marbrie decoration. This bottle was probably used as a tea caddy. It came from the family of Benjamin Haines, a prominent member of the Sandwich glassworks. Happy Fourth! – Rob Girouard

Here’s a more common (NEW YORK HOP BITTERS) July 4th tribute . . . Noel Thomas


Pontiled Father of His Country with 2 bird swings inside the bottle – Pam & Randy Selenak

Not mine, but a great patriotic whiskey! Happy Fourth! – Taylor McBurney

Following the 4th of July theme here is my American Brewing with Eagle and draped flag behind shield. – Rick DeMarsh (

Independence! Remember, “our flag was still there. Happy 4th. – Charles Aprill (Labeled examples of BININGER’S GREAT GUN Gin and Bourbon)

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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