Tag Archives: Temperance

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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Bishops Oppose Bitters – The Hydra-Headed Monster Drink

Bishops Oppose Bitters. HYDRA-HEADED MONSTER DRINK 22 November 2015 While patrolling the internet looking for information on Bishop’s Wahoo Bitters, I pulled up the following article from The Salt Lake Tribune (Salt Lake City, Utah) in 1890. With the Temperance Movement in full … Continue reading

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Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters – NOLA

Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters – NOLA 21 November 2014 (R•112314) (R•121014) (R•061415) Dr. Truman Stillman’s Temperance Bitters (see advertisement below) is an unlisted bitters that was uncovered while I was trying to find out the original source of the Sarsaparilla … 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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“Bitters, Please”

“BITTERS, PLEASE” How Many Persons Take a Nip Under the Guise of “Medicine.” 19 January 2014 It is a undisguised fact that many people indulge in alcoholic stimulants under the guise of medicines and that many patent-medicines enterprises make their … Continue reading

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The wonderful Horse Shoe Bitters from Collinsville, Illinois

HORSE SHOE BITTERS HORSE SHOE MEDICINE CO COLLINSVILLE, ILLINOIS The following pages have been written with the hope of directing attention to one of the most insidious dangers that threatens the moral and physical welfare of the community. Intemperance – … Continue reading

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Walker’s Vinegar Bitters bottled in Pastel Shades to “conceal the mess”

Dr. Walker’s California Vinegar Bitters “This ‘Bitters’ is one of the nastiest nostrums, introduced and largely sold by the most extensive and brazen advertising under the false pretense of being free from alcohol.” Walker’s Vinegar Bitters bottled in Pastel Shades … Continue reading

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