Check Out this Bottle Found in Key West, Florida

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“W. Neuland Restaurant H Street, NE Washington, DC”

So freaking cool – thanks to these fine folks for sending a couple photos my way.

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  • How can it be a full half pint??

    Man people were stupid back then!

  • Looks like “cor. 8th & H St. NE” specifically. Wonder which building.

  • That’s really cool!

  • That is cool. My mom’s a gardener and has a small collection of similar bottles she’s unearthed (and arrowheads too). When I pass construction sites in DC I thus always ask, “Have you found anything interesting?” Keep your eyes peeled when you garden. Bottle is in great condition.

  • W. Neuland – coming soon to H Street, featuring bar snacks starting at $22, handcrafted micro cocktails, and whimsical New American small plates.

  • That bottle traveled far.

    The 1904 city business directory for Washington DC had a William Neuland at 727 H Street NE but with no occupation. The 1913 directory did list that address as a saloon and it looks like his residence as well. The 1910 Census listed his age at about 50 and his wife’s name was Augusta and it looks like they had 8 children (between the ages of 20 and a less than a year) and the mother in law living with them. Looks like both were born in Germany. The 1920 Census had the couple living at 922 East Capitol and he may have been retired.

  • Google search of the name brought up the 1910 Boyd’s Directory of the District of Columbia, which lists a W Neuland at 727 H Street NE.
    Also came across an archived story in The Evening Star from Oct. 31, 1914 (thanks to the Library of Congress) that lists William Neuland at 727 H Street NE as one of 112 saloons denied a barroom license by the “Excise Board”. Article is on the front page, titled “Saloons by Score Will Close Doors” next to an article with the title “Germans Push Fight All along the Line From Sea to Arras: French Admit Having Lost Ground at Some Points, but Claim Gains Elsewhere to Offset”.
    Paper cost is listed at One Cent.
    Love seeing bits of history like this bottle.

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