The whole collection:
A bottle filled with gold dust - did we hit the jackpot?
Miscellaneous jars and bottles
A really neat little jug
The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company
A bottle with silver dust....
Measuring bottles: 2 oz, 6 oz, 1/2c
Atlas EZ Seal
Father John's Medicine Lowell, Mass Made in USA
Hines Honey and Almond Cream RS Hinds Co Bloomfield, NJ USA
6 1/4 fl oz Squeeze Trademark
Pluto Water America's Physic 2318 Root 26
Vaseline Chesebrough, New York
Dioxogen / Horlick's Malted Milk Slough, Bucks, Eng / Listerine Lambert Pharmacal Company
Citrate of Magnesia / FW Kingsman & Co Druggists NYC / REM / Kathleen Mary Quinlan / EMO Portland, ME
Dr. True's Elixir Ext 1851 Dr J F True & Co Inc Auburn, ME
A& P Extracts / Twitchell Champlin & Co / Dolan Flavoring Co Portland, ME / John Wyeth & Bro / Foss 2 oz fl Liquid Fruit Flavors Portland, ME / Three in one
Armour Laboratories Chicago
My favorite: This little plate! Can you believe it's still intact, with just a couple of chips?
The inscription on the back reads: Imperial Porcelain, Bishop Stonier England
I like to imagine the wife of an early colonial settler, whose wedding china this was, carrying this across the ocean from England to America. It was one of the very few possessions she brought with her. Then I imagine it being passed down from generation to generation until it's the last remaining plate. Then, somehow, somewhere along the lines, it is lost. Perhaps a daughter was playing tea party out in the woods (what is now my backyard). Or a son using it to carry his mud pies. Whatever the story, I find it intriguing. One of the things I love most about living in the East is the rich history which prevails here!