Vintage Medicinal Bottles

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
Along with all the other useless shit that I collect, I've started collecting vintage bottles.

I have about a dozen or more that I dug up from my great-grandfather's land - various medicine bottles, whiskey bottles, pop bottles, etc., all vintage.

Unfortunately, none of them had their labels intact: they've been buried in the ground for 70 - 80 yrs.

So when I went on the net to try and identify some of the bottles I had dug up I saw others showing photos of the same/similar bottles that still had the labels on them.

Some of the labels had me laughing and some had me sitting agast. Well, you'll see what I mean in this thread which will have photos of a few dozen of these old bottles (not mine).

Set 1.

1.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-1.jpg


2. Frig, where was this shit when I got married???
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-2.jpg


3.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-3.jpg



4. An angry wife's solution to a useless, abusive, or rich, husband...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-4.jpg


5. Fart tablets are one thing, but these have Ext. Nux vomica in them...wtf?
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-5.jpg


5.
 
OP
DeathHand

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
Most of the craziness (well, as it would be seen these days) is obvious while with others it's all in the ingredients.

Set 2.

1. Well the guy's name is "Dr. Batty"...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-6.jpg


2. Always good to have a bottle of these nice pills in the cupboard...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-7.jpg


3.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-8.jpg


4.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-9.jpg


5. Frigid? As in stiff rigor mortis...an awesome name for this embalming fluid.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-10.jpg
 
OP
DeathHand

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
One thing that amazed me was the amount (%) of alcohol in many of these old products. Our grand and great-grandparents must have either stoned or drunk most of the time.

Set 3.

1.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-11.jpg


2. Ahhhh...the cannabis...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-12.jpg


3. 50% alcohol and a shitload of chloroform - I bet it was a pain killer...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-13.jpg


4. 45% alcohol and a bunch of other shit - just to cure farts.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-14.jpg


5. They should still be selling this.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-15.jpg
 
OP
DeathHand

DeathHand

Let It All Bleed Out
Set 8.

1. I'll pass and take Jack Daniel's...thanks
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-36.jpg


2.
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-37.jpg


3. Just this photo would be enough to kill dem little feckers
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-38.jpg


4. Esco Radium...Liquid Sunshine...never thought of it that way...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-39.jpg


5. And just incase...
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-40.jpg


6. Ya One Night - cause you'll be dead in the morning
vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-41.jpg
 
Top