Dollard's Herbanium Extract or Vegetable Hair Wash

Dollard’s Herbanium Extract was produced by Dollard and Company of Philadelphia, Pa. The product label claims that the company had been in business since 1838. Early advertisements for the Herbanium Extract date back to at least the mid-1840s. R. Dollard appears to have been a Philadelphia wigmaker.
This bottle dates to just after 1906, and the box bears the statement, "guaranteed under the 1906 Pure Food and Drug Act." The label also claims that the product is a valuable remedy for headache.
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Object Name
hair care product
date made
Dollard and Company
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
overall: 8.8 cm x 5.2 cm x 16.8 cm; 3 7/16 in x 2 1/16 in x 6 5/8 in
overall, box: 6 3/4 in x 3 1/2 in x 2 in; 17.145 cm x 8.89 cm x 5.08 cm
overall, bottle: 6 in x 3 1/4 in x 2 in; 15.24 cm x 8.255 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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