Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bo…
Full bottle of Hostetter’s Stomach Bitters in an amber semi-transparent square bottle with sloped shoulders, tapered at neck sealed with both a shaped lead closure on the bottle and a paper label over lead closure; full of transparent liquid; paper labels cover entire front and back faces of the bottle from base to neck; labels have the manufacturer's name, address, proprietary legal information, assertions of the products effectiveness and authenticity, directions for use, a dated portrait and signature from the manufacturer, and a logo of a helmeted man riding a horse and stabbing a reptilian creature with a sword: product used to treat a wide variety of stomach illnesses; cream paper and grey paper label over closure label are reproductions and the blue paper label is original.
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Transferred from the Parks Canada Agency, via Gail Cariou of the Curatorial and Collections Branch.
Illegible embossed marks on bottle's base; printed on cream label: "”HOSTETTER’S // CELEBRATED // STOMACH BITTERS. // THE BEST EVIDENCE OF THE MERIT OF AN ARTICLE IS // THE DISPOSITION TO PRODUCE COUNTERFEITS; // AND WE REGARD IT AS // THE STRONGEST TESTIMONY TO THE VALUE OF // HOSTETTER'S // CELEBRATED STOMACH BITTERS, // THAT ATTEMPTS OF THAT DESCRIPTION HAVE // BEEN FREQUENT, A DUE CONSIDERATION OF // THE PUBLIC WELFARE HAS INDUCED US TO // OBTAIN A FINE ENGRAVING OF WHICH // THIS IS A FACSIMILE // AND TO APPEND OUR NOTE OF // HAND, WHICH CANNOT BE // COUNTERFEITED WITHOUT // THE PERPETRATION // OF A FELONY. // PITTSBURG // July 4th 1856 // For Value received we // promise to pay to the // bearer ONE CENT on demand // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”; printed on blue label: “One wine-glassful taken three times a // day, before meals, will be a swift and cer- // tain cure for Dyspepsia, Liver Complaint, // and every species of Indigestion - an un- // failing remedy for Intermittent Fever, Fe - // ver and Ague, and all kinds of periodical // disorders - a means of immediate relief in // Flux, Colics, and Choleric maladies - a cure // for Costiveness - a mild and safe invigorant // and corroborant for delicate females - a // good, anti-bilous, alternative and tonic // preparation for ordinary family purposes - // a powerful recuperant after the frame has // been reduced and attenuated by sickness - // an excellent appetizer as well as a strength - // ener of the digestive forces - a depurative // of the blood and other fluids, desirable alike // as a corrective and mild cathartic, and an // agreeable and wholesome stimulant. // Persons in a debilitated state should com- // mence by taking small doses, and increase // with their strength.”; on grey label on closure: “UNITED STATES // INTERNAL REVENUE // HOSTETTER AND SMITH // PROPRIETOR’S PITTSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA // HOSTETTER’S CELEBRATED // NHSS REPRODUCTION 1973”
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-2 Row C
Length 22.7 cm x Width 6.7 cm x Depth 6.7 cm
Thin streaks of white residue run from bottle's closure to its base on all sides except the bottle's front face; front face label has patch of damp discoloration covering upper left corner; back label has splotch of black residue on upper right corner