book # 382
This is an aqua 9.5" blob top bottle embossed:
circular slug plate: CHAS MADES / WASHINGTON / D.C.
back: THIS BOTTLE / MUST BE / RETURNED
base: KARL HUTTER / NEW YORK
(I painted the embossing to make it stand out - otherwise it tends to blend in with the rear embossing in the photo)
This is an envelope from the Charles Mades Hotel, postmarked 1895.
The rear of the letter depicts the hotel, and the front has the following printed in the top left:
CHAS. MADES' / HOTEL and RESTAURANT, / S.W. cor Penna. Ave. and 3d St. / Hotel on the European and American Plans, WASHINGTON, D.C. / Return If not delivered in 10 days.