Jerry’s “Hippie Dippie“ Bottle
I was sitting at my table at the FOHBC Manchester National show and Dr. Charles Aprill alerted me to a real oddball striated flask somewhere far across the showroom floor, almost as far as San Francisco is to Houston.
When I arrived at the table and saw the bottle I immediately thought of tie-tied shirts, hippies, Mary Jane and my friend Jerry Forbes from Carmel, California. Yes, the “Left Coast”. Jerry saw the bottle, did some quick negotiations and added this wonderful piece to his collection. This bottle is a real treat with all of the colors running in layers throughout the bottle. Tough to photograph, one of those bottles you really need to see and admire in person to see the amber, green, yellow and blue coloration. It was fun to see the bottle in New England after admiring so many olive and amber historical pieces.
For you youngsters, the hippie (or hippy) subculture was originally a youth movement that arose in the United States during the mid-1960s and spread to other countries around the world. The word ‘hippie’ came from hipster, and was initially used to describe beatniks who had moved into New York City’s Greenwich Village and San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury district. Hippies created their own communities, listened to psychedelic rock, embraced the sexual revolution, and some used drugs such as cannabis, LSD, and magic mushrooms to explore altered states of consciousness. [Wikipedia]