Beer Bottle

Date:
c. 1800s

This 19th-century ceramic bottle once held ginger beer.

Description (physical):

Ceramic. Height H 17.0 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0052
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Bourbon Bottle

Date:
c. 1860s

This brown glass bottle held Kentucky Bourbon whiskey.

Description (physical):

Glass, paper. H 30 cm, Diam 7.5 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0055
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Corkscrew

Date:
1861-1865

This handy tool, with its wooden handle and coiled metal auger has changed little in design over the past 150 years.

Description (physical):

Iron, wood. L 12.2, W 8.6, D .5cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0057
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park

Bitters Bottle

Date:
1862

The label on this brown glass bottle announces that it held “Petzold’s Genuine Bitters, The Great Elixir of Life.”

Description (physical):

Glass, paper, cork. H 17.8, W 6.7, T 3.8 cm

Location:
1195 Baltimore Pike Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325
Identifier:
2010.0005.0058
Institution:
Gettysburg National Military Park