This brown glass bottle was excavated at the Commonwealth Block site between 1988 and 2003. It was likely used for beer or wine

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'.

Physical Description

'Black' glass bottleDip moulded2 part finish with rounded lip, bulged neck and rounded shouldersCircular body horizontal with straight body verticalLarge chip in body near baseRounded heel, slightly irregular shapeConical basal profile with p

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