Golden Peacock Bleach Creme

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In 1913, the Mitchum Warren family established the Paris Toilet Company in Paris, Tenn., to market a bleaching cream for freckles. The company name was changed in 1927 to the Golden Peacock Company and later became the Mitchum Company. It was said that one of the founding family’s sons, Mitchum Warren, grew tired of being asked if his family made toilets.
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Paris Toilet Company
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United States: Tennessee, Paris
overall: 2 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 6.985 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
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Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
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National Museum of American History


My father, Thomas Porter White, Jr. worked at Golden Peacock after graduating from Grove High School, in approximately 1922. Would there be any information on personnel for that time? I have heard of Golden Peacock all my life! My daughter is writing up a family history and we both are very interested! His father was a pharmacist with his own drugstore on the square. Mrs White was instrumental in the founding of Grace Church, just off the square.. I have been to Paris many times over my lifetime and have always found it to be a wonderful small town.
Crème used by my mother many years ago and was very effective.
I live in a historic home and found the bottom portion on this item in my attic. When was the actual date that it went on the market ? Thank you, Maria

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