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Friday, December 1, 2023

Henry Fess Jr. - Pioneer Milwaukee Druggist

The well known aqua bitters bottles embossed "HENRY FESS JR. / JAUNDICE BITTERS / MILWAUKIE WIS." shown here are some of Wisconsin's first embossed glass bottles. Fess came to Milwaukee in 1846 and was in the druggist business for many years.

This article by Ferdinand Meyer V from Peachridge Glass provides a detailed history of the man, his druggist business and the bottles he used.


Author: Peter Maas
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