Long Island History Projet: Bottle Diggers


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glass bottles What can bottles teach us about history? Mark R. Smith’s antique bottle collection preserves the memory of once-ubiquitous dairies, downtown pharmacies, and long-forgotten resort hotels.

On this episode of The Long Island History Projet, Mark fills us in: where to dig for bottles, what the labels tell us, and how to research what you find.

Listen to the podcast here.

The Long Island History Project is a podcast featuring stories and interviews with people passionate about Long Island history. It is co-hosted by librarian Chris Kretz and Connie Currie, president of the Sayville Historical Society.

Photo by Chris Kretz.

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