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Medicine/ bottle

Object Number: 
2002.1.2476
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
3 3/4 x 2 in. diameter
Description: 
This amber glass bottle has a hand finished cork lip and is shaped like a decanter with a bulbous body and a narrow tapering octagonally faceted neck. It has a paper label printed with a eagle on a shield and is embossed around the widest part "Eagle Angostura Bark Bitters". A narrow paper label with instructions and a product description encircles the bottle but is mostly illegible. "Bitters" medicines, before the 1906 Food and Drug Act, were mostly designed to market strongly alcoholic beverages free from liquor taxes and temperance restrictions.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group