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If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters

If you can’t do business, drink Rex Bitters Chicago 23 November 2018 Here is what I call a telephone bitters. A bitters product so late that you could call your favorite saloon, liquor or drug store and order a case … Continue reading

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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

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Where is the Jones’ Tonic Bitters from?

Where is the Jones’ Tonic Bitters from? 14 March 2014 I have not thought about my extremely rare, Jones’ Tonic Bitters (pictured at the top of post) for some time until I saw that Glass Works Auctions has an outstanding … Continue reading

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Did Carrie Nation ever smile?

Did Carrie Nation ever smile? 20 January 2014 Working on the “Bitters Please” post, I used a picture of Carrie Nation, that adorable leader of the Temperance Movement. It got me thinking, did she ever smile in any of her … Continue reading

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A Bar at the Folies-Bergère Bottle Question

A Bar at the Folies-Bergère Bottle Question 13 January 2014 Dear Mr. Meyer, I am writing you in your capacity of president of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors. I have a scholarly question. The caveat is that it’s about … Continue reading

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Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part III

Photographs and Images of People Drinking – Part III PART III of a Series – Ketcham Drinking Gallery 23 August 2012 With record speed I am opening the third gallery of vintage drinking pictures from up North as new material has … Continue reading

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