Mysterious illness flows from Prohibition-era medicine bottles

Mysterious illness flows from Prohibition-era medicine bottles

Sold as a popular patent medicine throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries, Jamaica Ginger, commonly known as “jake,” was once touted as a safe remedy for a variety of common ailments including colds, menstrual cramps and digestive issues. Nominated as this week’s Pennsylvania Treasure by CAP Curator Jennifer Gleim, this Jamaica Ginger bottle came …

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Michter’s decanter distills the importance of whiskey in Pennsylvania’s history

Michter’s decanter distills the importance of whiskey in Pennsylvania’s history

In recent years, micro-distilleries producing hand-crafted whiskey have popped up across Pennsylvania, sparking a whiskey revival and generating renewed interest in one of the commonwealth’s oldest traditions. This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure is a decanter of Michter’s whiskey produced circa 1980 at a former Lebanon County distillery that traces its roots back more than 200 years. …

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