Monday, March 29, 2010

The Gin Wars

I recently ran across these two advertisements in the same 1857 Sacramento newspaper. Seems like ol' J.T. Daly was getting a little tired of the competition that Edmund Charles was giving him.
Daly is having his name embossed in the case gin style bottles while Charles is printing testimonial's about the purity and healing powers of his gin. Heck, he even has Dr. Valentine Mott (Dr. Mott's Wild Cherry Tonic) talking up the virtues of his product. Even in the 1850's, as now, competition was stiff and any edge you could get on the other manufacturer helped sell another bottle of your product.

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