S.O. Dunbar & his Tomato (ya ya ya) Bitters
DUNBAR’S LIFE BITTERS
23 November 2014 (R•112514) (R•060219) (R•082519)
Bitters ephemera authority Joe Gourd, sent me the above handbill from the druggist, S. O. Dunbar from Taunton, Massachusetts. The Tomato, Sarsaparilla, Blackberry, Dandelion and Wild Cherry, Vegetable Compound Life Renovating Bitters has to be the longest name for a bitters product ever. Samuel Oliver Dunbar pretty much spent his whole life in Taunton. We have heard from Mr. Dunbar before.
I didn’t have to look far for good information as Ed and Lucy Faulkner, from up Virginia way, had done a nice article in the FOHBC Bottles and Extras back in 2010. Makes sense, as Ed and Lucy are ink bottle authorities and Samuel O. Dunbar sold some neat inks. Read article.
These two trade cards from Joe Gourd for S. O. Dunbar started a chain reaction making us change the T 35 designation in Bitters Bottles to “L” listings in Bitters Bottles Supplement 2. The bottle image is from GreatAntiqueBottles.com