Credit to my college friend Anne Wallace Allen, who posted this to Facebook, saying:
Bottled in Idaho, I guess. Eric keeps finding whiskey bottles in an 1890 house he’s renovating.
1930s publicity shots, 1870s make believe.
From the photo book Vintage Photographs of Arcane Americana
A giant buffalo-shaped building projected for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition at Buffalo, NY.
Names of medicine show pitchmen:
- Doc Zip Hibler
- Mad Cody Fleming
- Widow Rollins
- Sergeant Poulos
- Pens Patterson
- the Canadian Kid
- Sox Clark
- Ask-Me Dodge
- the Ragan Twins (Mary and Madaline)
- Paperman Dell
- Sir Tom Rogers
- Doc El Vison (“Lord Dietz”)
- Population Charlie
- Professor Mayfield
- Joe “Fine Arts” Hanks, the punkmugger