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Bottle - Porter Ale, Glass, circa 1880 Archaeology Reg. No: LL 81364

Summary:
This glass porter bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003.

Alcohol and Drinking.
There were 15 hotels at Little Lon in 1900. The profusion of beer, wine and spirit bottles revealed in excavations at Little Lon confirms that immense quantities of liquor were consumed. Were the drinkers mainly residents or visitors to Little Lon? Unearthed in the former yard of a 'high-class' brothel was a mass of French wine and champagne bottles. Reformers identified alcohol as a major social problem - 'the cause of crime, disease, insanity, marriage breakdown, poverty'.
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 257 mm (Height), 85 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Width = Diameter

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Tagged with: bottles, portor glass
Themes this item is part of: Little Lon, Little Lon Collection
On Display at: Melbourne Museum
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Trench Unit Number: 01/23/04

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