He always enjoys it when I posts some bitters ephemera and I always enjoy it too because I often get to post a photo of one of the beautiful bottles in his collection! (As an example, see his labeled Burdock's Blood Bitters here).
In today's post, I share an item of bitters ephemera from my collection, but in this case Ferdinand can;t help me with a bottle...because there isn't one! Thomas Hollis' Spice Bitters (wrapper with instructions below, 1850s-70s; my collection) and Jaundice Bitters (below, Museum of American History) were powders that the customer/patient mixed themselves using "Brandy, Wine, or Spirits"! (as noted in the instructions below).
|Hollis Spice Bitters Wrapper - Label (Closeup) - Schmidt Collection|
|Hollis Spice Bitters Wrapper - Label - Schmidt Collection|
|Hollis Spice Bitters Wrapper - Directions for Use - Schmidt Collection|
|Hollis Jaundice Bitters - Museum of American History http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/search/object/nmah_718875|