Dollard's Herbaniium Extract

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 probably dates around 1920. The alcohol content is listed to comply with the 1906 Food and Drugs Act. Claims that the product is a valuable remedy for headache, which were present on early packaging, have been omitted from the label.
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Object Name
hair care product
date made
after 1906
Dollard and Company
Physical Description
cork (container material)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
cardboard (packaging material)
overall: 16.5 cm x 8.5 cm x 4.5 cm; 6 1/2 in x 3 11/32 in x 1 25/32 in
overall, box: 6 3/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 17.145 cm x 8.5725 cm x 4.445 cm
overall, bottle: 6 1/4 in x 3 3/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 15.875 cm x 8.5725 cm x 4.1275 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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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