Tag Archives: Civil War

U.S.A. Hospital Department bottles

U.S. Army Hospital Department bottles 31 March 2019 I’ve always wanted to create a gallery of U.S. Army Hospital Department bottles. The molds, colors and use during the Civil War and later years epitomizes the history and stunning glass in our … Continue reading

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Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern – St. John, Iowa

Excelsior Stomach Bitters – Drs. Ault and McGavern St. John, Iowa 01 January 2019 I recently received, reviewed and responded to a couple of emails and newspaper clippings from Mark Wiseman, a well-known antique bottle collector from Iowa that included … Continue reading

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Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters – Council Bluffs, Iowa

Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters John Brown Adkins – Council Bluffs, Iowa 09 December 2018 I recently received an email and newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Dr. Smith’s Magic Bitters. He found the ad below in The Council Bluffs … Continue reading

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Kohn & Adler’s Bitters – Rock Island, Illinois

Kohn & Adler’s Bitters Rock Island, Illinois 08 December 2018 I recently received an email and 1866 newspaper clipping from Mark Wiseman about an unlisted Adler’s Celebrated Anti-Cholera Bitters which led me to do a search for “Adler” information. This … Continue reading

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

Jacob & David Hostetter Dr. J. Hostetter’s Celebrated Stomach Bitters 30 October 2018 (R•033119) 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 … Continue reading

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Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah

Koopmann’s Bitters dug in Savannah 21 August 2016 Pretty exciting bitters here submitted by Robert Biro. Looks like a beauty to me! I’ll check it out in the Ring & Ham books. Notice the backwards “S” on “Koopmann’s”. Ah-so… I’ve written … Continue reading

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Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas

Lud’s Aromatic Stomach Bitters – Lawrence, Kansas Reuben Winchell Ludington 10 May 2015 While poking around the internet this morning, which is something akin to looking at the sky with a telescope, I spotted a listing for a Lud’s Aromatic … Continue reading

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W. A. Carlton’s Anti-Dyspeptic Tonic Bitters – Athens, Georgia

W. A. Carlton’s Anti-Dyspeptic Tonic Bitters – Athens, Georgia 17 March 2015 Jim Hagenbuch with Glass Works Auctions has this really neat and extremely rare Carlton’s Anti-Dyspeptic Tonic Bitters square from Athens, Georgia in his “Winter Classic” Auction #106 that closes on March 23rd. … Continue reading

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Drakes Plantation Bitters on 1874 Stereoview Mock Medical Scene

Drakes Plantation Bitters on 1874 Stereoview Mock Medical Scene 07  October 2014 Frank Wicker over at BottlePickers.com tipped me off to this wonderful, yet bizarre stereoview card on eBay with a mock medical scene, a wizard of some sort, some … Continue reading

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Historical Canteens – Canteen Figural Bottles

 HISTORICAL CANTEENS Canteen Figural Bottles 19 July 2013 (R•102913) (R•012415) (R•022115) (R•082615) Jim Hagenbuch has one of the finest H. A. GRAEF’S SON N.Y. CANTEEN bottles I have ever seen at his Glass Works Auction #96 “Cabin Fever” auction that … Continue reading

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