F RAHTER & HAUSE : ZINGARI BITTERS
According to an advertisement that was placed in the Harrisburg Patriot Newspaper stated that F. Rahter & Hause were the sole proprietor and manufacture of Zingari Bitters. Their company was located in Philadelphia, Pa. Below is an advertisement that appeared nearly every week in the Harrisburg Patriot Newspaper, even several years following the conclusion of the Civil War.
This ad reads as "THE GREAT ZINGARI BITTERS" "The component parts of this remarkable preparation were first discovered and compounded some twenty years ago by Dr. Cheopsus, a celebrated Egyptian physician. Thousands of his suffering countrymen were restored to health, as well as great numbers of the inhabitants of Nubia and Abyssinia and of the countries bordering on the southern coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Indeed the fame of the ZINGARI BITTERS soon spread over Europe and was adopted by the principal physicians in charge of the hospitals of the old world, in which it is still used with pre-eminent success. The Viceroy of Egypt placed the name of Dr. Cheopsus upon the "Roll of Nobles" and presented to him a medal bearing the following inscription: "Dr. Cheopsus, the Public Benefactor." This bitters is now offered to the Public of America with the full assurance that it wil be found, upon a fair trial, to act as a specific for the cure of Dyspepsia Fever and Ague, Bilious Fever, Colic, Colds, Bronchitis, Consumption in the First Stage, Flatulency, Nervous Debility, Female Comlaints, Rheumatism, Dysentery, acute and chronic Diarrhea, Cholera, Morbus, Cholera, Typhoid and Typhus Fever, Yellow Fever, Scrofula, Diseases of the Kidneys and Habitual Costiveness. Remarkable cures of the above diseases have been effected by its use, as numerous certificates, many from regular physicians, fully attest; and it is destined to supercede any preparation extant. As an agreeable tonic, and an invigorating beverage, it has no equal. Thus the ZINGARI BITTERS has SOUL as well as BODY, and as a preventive DISEASES has no SUPERIOR. A FEW WORDS TO LADIES. - The use of the ZINGARI BITTERS will give you that soft, semi-transparent complexion which the God of nature (designing women to be the loveliest of his works), fully intended that you should have for it is nature's own powder and paint combined. By purifying the blood, stimulating the pigmentary cells of the dermis, or true skin, and imparting health and life throughout the entire system, it gives that smooth clearness and beauty to the complexion so much to be desired - removing all roughness, blotches, freckles and that yellow, sickly look so common in our day; and what is even better than this, it cures every species of female irregularities and disease.
Price $1 per bottle. Principal Depot, Harrisburg, Pa. RAHTER & HAUSE, Sole Proprietors."
.Ad placed in the O'dwyer & Company Pittsburgh, Pa. Vol. 1 1868
Below are photos of this 12 inch tall lady leg style bitters bottle. It's embossed ZINGARI / BITTERS // F. RAHTER in a shade of amber.
There is also a gasoline color which is extremely rare.
Harrisburg Patroit Newspaper.
Bitters Bottles by Carlyn Ring & W. C. Ham.
Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection.