Category Archives: Advertising

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Dr. Michael Cox’s Bitters – Pittsburgh

Dr. Michael Cox’s Bitters – Pittsburgh H. Obernauer & Company 23 September 2018 I’d forgotten about my Dr. Michael Cox’s Bitters with the three embossed cocks until somebody posted a picture of an example on PRG Facebook the other day. … Continue reading

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Caldwell’s Wine & Iron Bitters – Medina NY

Caldwell’s Wine & Iron Bitters – Medina NY 13 September 2018 The other day I did a post on the triangular Caldwell’s Herb Bitters which was centered around York and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. It reminded me of another Caldwell named product … Continue reading

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Looking at the two Caldwell’s Herb Bitters lattice variants

Looking at the two Caldwell’s Herb Bitters lattice variants The Great Tonic 12 September 2018 I thought I would circle back to two tall triangular bitters bottles I picked up in 2002 when I first started collecting bitters. I’m talking … Continue reading

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Edward H. Hartshorn – Hartshorn’s Family Medicines

Edward H. Hartshorn – Hartshorn’s Family Medicines Dr. Hartshorn’s Jaundice Bitters 25 August 2018 (R•092018) Recently, I saw the above Dr. Hartshorn’s Jaundice Bitters bottle on eBay (see listing) and liked the color and label which features a key. I don’t … Continue reading

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Goldheim Bitters featured in Bottles and Extras

Goldheim Bitters featured in Bottles and Extras 08 August 2018 The July | August 2018 issue of Bottles and Extras has a super article on the extremely rare, Goldheim Celebrated Swiss Stomach Bitters from Baltimore. The article was written by … Continue reading

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Moses Atwood – Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters – Georgetown, Massachusetts

Moses Atwood – Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters – Georgetown, Massachusetts 02 April 2018 I was going through some material the other day that I gathered for the recent Dr. Henry Baxter’s Mandrake Bitters post which referenced the Atwood’s Jaundice Bitters bottle. … Continue reading

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