19th CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE provides a historical view of daily life and commerce in San Jose, California in the 1800s, told through the prism of antique bottles from the area. It is packed with colorful stories and amazing photographs that take you back to the earliest days of San Jose. You will learn about the downtown druggists, the local breweries, the soda and mineral waters, and much more. The glass bottles that San Jose's nineteenth century businesses used to package their products are spilling over with fascinating historical insights about the city's past that you won't learn anywhere else.
Tobin is a long time San Jose resident and collector of antique bottles. Before writing his first book, he spent thirty years as a sales and marketing professional in the information technology industry.