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No labels...they are long gone on anything I have dug in Galveston. I've seen some label traces digging in Houston, but not Galveston.
 

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Found a good mix of things my last trip out. The pheonix is a great galveston pictoral hutch. The galveston brewing pint comes in several different varieties. This clear version is new to me and the 4th this size in my collection. Also dug a nice early India Chologogue that just missed having a pontil.
 

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Tried out a new spot this weekend. Galveston can be a little tricky, since so much of the island was raised after the 1900 storm. Still, set out hoping to find some 1910/1920s era stuff. No such luck. I didn't find much of anything. A headless local 50s dr pepper, 4 marbles, and this brick, fired in Marlin, Texas.
 

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Very cool bottles. Have you ever found anything with the name Sampson on it? My great grandfather was a prominent doctor there through the hurricane. I think he moved away in 1902 or 1903. The Arthur F. Sampson house survived the storm and is still there in the historic district
 

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So far as I am aware, Sampson did not have any embossed bottles. The only doctor in Galveston that I am aware of that had his own pharmacy that had embossed bottles was Dr. McGork.
 

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Here are my finds from the new spot. As was mentioned, we found 6' of fill (likely from 1905 or so). Hoped to find a privy or something in the newer fill, but no such luck. Did a lot of probing and found one 1950's trash pit with three 6-1/2 OZ Cokes from Galveston. My 10 year old son actually probed the oldest pit of the day...early 1920's trash pit with a couple of generic citrates and a poison bottle. We probed some stuff deeper than the fill but because the fill is sand and is saturated with water down at about 5', there is no way to get to the deep trash unfortunately...we tried but no dice-the sand sloughs in too quickly. We did have 6 kids between the two of us and the kids had fun, so that was a positive!
 

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Great job on recovering those bottles.

After reading through all of these digging posts, I feel like finding and securing permission to dig a privy is definitely a goal for me this winter to line up for spring.
I have one I want to dig badly behind an early 1800s house. dug a test pit and hit 1800s glass and ironstone about a foot down. Never got to dig it yet though, but I will! I've been looking mainly for the old houses because I want to get into a pontil era pit to start off, lol.
 

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Here is today's find of the day.

DAVID R. FLY & CO
177 POST OFFICE ST.
GALVESTON, TEX.

I find this address particularly interesting. His store would have been located on the very outskirts of town. So much so, the area was excluded from the original seawall.

I also found a nice drippy lip Udolpho Wolfe Aromatic Schnapps and fancy cologne or peppersauce.
 

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Very cool bottles. Have you ever found anything with the name Sampson on it? My great grandfather was a prominent doctor there through the hurricane. I think he moved away in 1902 or 1903. The Arthur F. Sampson house survived the storm and is still there in the historic district
I looked up the house. Very nice! I like the wrap around porch on both stories.
 

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Went out again on Sunday with my son (he's 7). Found an area just loaded with little tiny trash pits...and many of them had hutch sodas in them. Pulled out 10 total Galveston hutch sodas...some had damage but still a pretty incredible haul for me...usually lucky to find one or two in a day. Also found a few Galveston crown tops including one that is very tough to find...a fat Lone Star Bottling Works with F.C.M. Greb embossed. Never dug one before...they are a bit strange dimensionally. Also found a North Western Brewery bottle from Chicago...not sure how it traveled all the way to Galveston. I'll try to take some photos this evening.
One or two a day, found one broken one in 1/2 years. Would like to see the Chicago one. One in half years
 

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