Packer's Tar Soap

Description (Brief)
Flat rectangular card with black print. On one side is an image of a young girl washing a young boy's hair, which is covered in shampoo. A calendar for 1910 is on the reverse. A product description reads: "Pure as the pines. Made from Pine-Tar, Glycerine and Sweet Vegetable Oils. Emollient--Healing--Antiseptic."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
calendar
date made
1910
advertiser
H. H. Ala Bakhsh & Company
maker
Whitehead & Hoag Company
Physical Description
cellulose nitrate (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 5.8 cm x 9.5 cm; 2 5/16 in x 3 3/4 in
place made
United States: New Jersey, Newark
referenced
Bhārat: West Bengal, Calcutta
ID Number
2006.0098.0596
accession number
2006.0098
catalog number
2006.0098.0596
subject
Soap
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Comments

I have a packer's tar soap tin which shows the soap being made in Montreal with the tin made and lithographed in the USA. The tin lid is slightly different in profile. When was the soap made in Canada and for how long?

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