Hires Root Beer: Sweet recipe keep profits pouring in

Hires Root Beer: Sweet recipe keep profits pouring in

“A pure food temperance drink that satisfies every thirst, revives the appetite, creates nerve force – prepares you for the daily task…” It’s hard to believe that this quote from a Victorian trading card is actually in reference to one of the first commercially-produced soft drinks, Hires Root Beer. Originally known as Hires Herb Tea …

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Porcelain scent bottle helps Philadelphia businessman win his bride

Porcelain scent bottle helps Philadelphia businessman win his bride

This week’s Pennsylvania Treasure is a porcelain scent bottle and stopper made by The Tucker Factory in Philadelphia. The bottle is made of glazed porcelain with enamel, gilt and painted decorations. The name “M.Earp 1837” is inscribed on one side of the artifact. CAP curators Amy Frey and Rachel Lovelace-Portal chose this item because it …

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