a selection of five unearthed chicago bottles with compelling narratives

the following five bottles and/or bottle fragments were culled from the bldg. 51 museum "unearthing chicago" project archive based on their captivating narratives. images of the bottles and the links to their forgotten histories are found below. 

 

 

 

 

MID-19TH CENTURY BOTTLES UNEARTHED DURING THE DEMOLITION AND SUBSEQUENT EXCAVATION OF CHICAGO'S "S CURVE"

THOUSANDS OF ARTIFACTS UNEARTHED BEHIND AN 1860'S-ERA BUILDING ONCE HOUSING A SALOON

THE MOST COMMONLY UNEARTHED BOTTLE IN CHICAGO AND ITS CONNECTION WITH LOUIS H. SULLIVAN'S UNTIMELY DEATH

MID-19TH CENTURY MINERAL WATER BOTTLES UNEARTHED FROM SITE WHERE GRAND CENTRAL STATION ONCE STOOD

more from the "unearthing chicago" project will be periodically added to the blog and in the up-and-coming book.

 

 

 

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