Dr. Langley's Bitters bottle, Portland, ca. 1850

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The aqua-colored glass bottle is embossed with the words, "Dr Langleys Root & Herb Bitters 76 Union St Boston."

Found during an archaeological dig at 47 Brown Street, Portland, in 2008, the bottle was made between 1845 and 1853.

J.O. Langley was a country doctor who made bitters from 1845 to 1857, but whose company continued as a large wholesale drug company.

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  • Title: Dr. Langley's Bitters bottle, Portland, ca. 1850
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Location: Portland, Cumberland County, ME
  • Media: Glass
  • Local Code: 2011.359 #6
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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