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Pond’s Bitters “Makes You Go Some”

Pond’s Bitters “Makes You Go Some” 28 November 2018 (R•120418) The story here is about three related Chicago-sold bitters. The first is Lash’s Bitters from California which inspired Rex Bitters and Pond’s Bitters, the subject of this post. Pond’s Bitters was … Continue reading

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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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Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835?

Could a mundane bottle of wine-flavored ginger ale be a descendent of a winery established in 1835? 24 June 2014 by Ken Previtali Two earlier PRG posts, one on Bininger’s Knickerbocker Wine Bitters and another more recently, on California Wine … Continue reading

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Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters

Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 16 February 2014 Now here is a really tough brand to identify. Grandfather’s Perfect Orange Bitters is yet another, unlisted orange bitters, represented on the extremely rare, Joe Gourd collection label … Continue reading

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An unlisted Indian Queen Bitters?

An unlisted Indian Queen Bitters? by James Viguerie 13 February 2014 OK, maybe it is listed. This ebay listing might be Ring & Ham I 21 in Bitters Bottles, or a slight variation of it. Too bad it is not an … Continue reading

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Pale Orange Bitters and PJ Murray’s Ghost

Pale Orange Bitters and P.J. Murray’s Ghost PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 13 February 2014 Is P.J. Murray watching over my shoulder as I write this post? Does he know that I am looking at one of his advertising … Continue reading

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De Kuyper’s Orange Bitters

Six De Kuyper Gin Bottles, 19th and early 20th centuries, May 4, 2013 Maryland Auction – Crocker Farm De Kuyper’s Orange Bitters PART OF THE ORANGE BITTERS SERIES 12 February 2014 De Kuyper originated in 1695 in Holland when Petrus De Kuyper started manufacturing … 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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Saloons and Establishments from Yesteryear

Ketcham | Yesteryear Gallery Steve Ketcham Early American Bottles, Advertising, and Stoneware www.antiquebottledepot.com Saloons and Establishments from Yesteryear 01 September 2012 Presenting the fifth gallery of vintage pictures from up North as new material has come in from Steve Ketcham. This is … Continue reading

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How we Transported our Goods, Beer and Liquor Back Then

How we Transported our Goods, Beer and Liquor Back Then 30 August 2012 (R•040915) (R•041815) (R•061617) (R•102618) As you may have noticed of late, I have been developing a number of posts dealing with historical photographs. It started earlier this … Continue reading

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