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Pick Your Poison: Oversized Wine? Chemical? Pharmaceutical? Bottles from City Point, Virginia

Here at the Northeast Museum Services Center, we see lots of old wine bottles.  We are very familiar with 18th-century, dark green “onions” and “mallets” – freeblown glass bottles with (respectively) a globular and cylindrical shape, pontil mark, and hand-finished lip.  … Continue reading

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Did These Bottles Belong to George Washington?

As our country celebrates George Washington’s birthday today, we are working on a collection of more than a dozen wine bottles recovered from the basement of the Longfellow House – Washington’s Headquarters National Historic Site. The site is widely recognized … Continue reading

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