I find these house-shaped smalls often enough that I've gotta ask—what are they? I've been displaying them with my inks because they're about the same size and seem to come in clear, aqua, and amber—but any info is welcome.
Exploring a new 1880s–90s site, I turned up a few surface finds. it seems worth a revisit.
If I have any luck, I'll post my finds on this thread.
Bennington doorknob, harmonica reed, 10¢ perfume.
Nace's Perfumes (520 Arch St., Philadelphia)
Hey guys. I got out before the snow today and dug this large glazed stoneware "beer" stamped: Llewellyn / 1410 Chestnut St. Llewellyn was not a brewer but rather a large and well-established pharmacy at that location from the 1860s until the 1910s. What would a pharmacy have sold in a large...
Checked out a big dig and turned up this Joseph Serwazi beer.
Football style slug.
Front embossed: Return to Jos. Serwazi / Manayunk PA / J.S. /
Reverse: This Bottle Not To Be Sold
Base is embossed: "Putnam"
Guessing this is c. 1885-90. Any info welcome
Got a sifter for Xmas, so thought I'd post some of my creek finds in this thread.
Here's the best of today's haul:
Woodbury milk glass cosmetic jar (1930s–40s)
Hutter style stopper marked HHK (1890–1915?)
Coffee cup fragment marked PRR (age unkn.)
I rarely dig intact Hutches, so this was a surprise. Embossed "Paul Drzymalla" with a Philadelphia address. "PD" embossed on the base and reverse. Lsted as 1906–1913 but no other info. Any thoughts on scarcity or value apprciated.
With Armistice Day upcoming, next week, this seemed weirdly on-point. My gritty city creek gave up this WW1 veteran's grave medallion.
It's damaged by wear but the "US" at center is readable, and you can see some of the text, which reads, "World War 1 / 1917–1918." The closest cemetery with...