Monthly Archives: October 2018

Jacob & David Hostetter – Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters

Jacob & David Hostetter Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters 30 October 2018 David Hostetter was a millionaire manufacturer of one of the most, if not the most famous and successful bitters ever produced, the Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Bitters, Civil War, Collectors & Collections, Ephemera, History, Liquor Merchant, Medicines & Cures, Tonics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Gentry, Slote & Co., New York

Gentry, Slote & Co., New York 23 October 2018 Dean Ferguson sent the three pictures below of a “Good Samaritan Brandy”, “Gentry, Slote & Co., New York” flattened globular form bottle that he secured at a barn find from the … Continue reading

Posted in Blown Glass, Digging and Finding, Early American Glass, Flasks, Historical Flasks, History, liquor, Liquor Merchant, Questions, Spirits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Perley’s Leptandrin Tonic Bitters – Lebanon, New Hampshire

Dr. Perley’s Leptandrin Tonic Bitters – Lebanon, New Hampshire 22 October 2018 I found a tall advertisement (below) for Perley’s Leptandrin Tonic Bitters and was able to match it up with an example that John Pastor sold in his American Glass … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Bitters, History, Medicines & Cures, Tonics | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dr. Zadoc and Madame Zadoc Porter – New York

Dr. Zadoc and Madame Zadoc Porter – New York Dr. Zadoc Porter’s Medicated Stomach Bitters 17 October 2018 In separate bitters folders I had clippings for Porter’s Bitters and another file for Zadoc’s Bitters. I thought I would wait for … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Bitters, Druggist & Drugstore, History, Medicines & Cures, Remedy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A. Lambert Bitters – Philadelphia

A. Lambert Bitters – Philadelphia 14 October 2018 (R•110318) Nick Downs posted some great pictures of an “A. Lambert’s Bitters Philada” cylinder from Philadelphia over on the Antique Bitters Bottles Facebook page. His pictures are below. I cropped away the … Continue reading

Posted in Bitters, Facebook, History, Liquor Merchant | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual

Harry Johnson’s 1882 Bartender’s Manual 13 October 2018 It was interesting to come across and read online the New and Improved Illustrated Bartender’s Manual or How to Mix Drinks of the Present Style. It was published in New York City in 1882 … Continue reading

Posted in Advice, Bartending, History, liquor, Publications, Spirits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Red Cross Bitters

Red Cross Bitters 13 October 2018 Here is a really cool, circa 1870, patent medicine label (below) that the Library of Congress is holding for William B. Dorman’s Original Red Cross Bitters. Pictured is a crusader in armor with a … Continue reading

Posted in Bitters, Druggist & Drugstore, History | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Looking at Spanish Bitters

Looking at Spanish Bitters 12 October 2018 The Library of Congress holds this great advertising patent proof lithograph label for Gainer’s Celebrated Spanish Bitters (above) being transported by a passenger train, steamboat and horses and wagon emblazoned with the product … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Bitters, Druggist & Drugstore, History, Liquor Merchant, Medicines & Cures, Questions | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

PE-RU-NA For Catarrh – The Great American Fraud

PE-RU-NA For Catarrh – The Great American Fraud 08 October 2018 Yesterday, I put together a post on TO-NI-TA which reminded me of PE-RU-NA. Early 1900 fraudulent medicines with similar graphics treatment in their names, similar bottles, and the same time … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Article Publications, Bitters, History, Medicines & Cures, Publications, Scams & Frauds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

TO-NI-TA – Dr. Lorentz’s Mucous Membrane Bitters

TO-NI-TA – Dr. Lorentz’s Mucous Membrane Bitters 07 October 2018 I found some neat newspaper advertising for TO-NI-TA, Dr. Lorentz’s Mucous Membrane Bitters that made me pause and want to know what To-Ni-Ta means. Best I can figure is a play … Continue reading

Posted in Advertising, Bitters, Ephemera, History, Medicines & Cures, Miniatures, Remedy, Tonics | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment