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Bottle beauty

Collector traces of past in bottles he finds in attics, dumps

Atwoods Jaundice Bitters bottle from the collection of  John Rudzinski at his home in Schenectady.
Atwoods Jaundice Bitters bottle from the collection of John Rudzinski at his home in Schenectady.
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John Rudzinski never shopped at Vivian I. Ettinger’s business. A chemist and pharmacist, Ettinger opened her drug store in 1906, at Liberty and Lafayette streets. She bottled pills and potions at the corner through 1924, and moved to another spot on Liberty in 1925. By 1931, Vivian was working with her son. They closed in 1933. Rudzinski has a souvenir from the shop — a small clear glass bottle embossed with the words “Ettinger’s Celebrated ...


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