Searching for nineteenth-century Florida water bottles

@article{Sullivan1994SearchingFN,
  title={Searching for nineteenth-century Florida water bottles},
  author={Catherine Sullivan},
  journal={Historical Archaeology},
  year={1994},
  volume={28},
  pages={78-98}
}
  • Catherine Sullivan
  • Published 1994
  • History
  • Historical Archaeology
  • Florida Water is a perfumed spirit that became to 19th-century North Americans what Lavender Water and eau-de-cologne were to Europeans. Nowadays, perfumed spirits are known as colognes or toilet waters, and are used mainly as fragrances. But from the Middle Ages right into the 19th century, perfumed spirits were thought to possess miraculous healing properties and to prevent infection. Florida Water is a late arrival to that tradition. Developed in the United States, Florida Water was already… CONTINUE READING
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