Richard Hudnut Three Flowers Pefume


Richard Hudnut was one of the first American cosmetic manufacturers, selling his perfumes and cosmetics from his father’s New York pharmacy at a time when perfumeries from Paris were in vogue. In 1889 he organized R. Hudnuts Pharmacy Inc. to continue selling his perfumes, which became exceptionally popular, selling in department stores as well as pharmacies. This bottle of Hudnut’s “Tres Flores” or “Three Flowers” perfume was sold around 1915, and came in a satin-lined, lithographed paper box.

Date Made: ca 1920sProduct Line Launched (Three Flowers): 1915

Maker: Richard Hudnut

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, Beauty and Hygiene Products: Fragrance, American Enterprise, Beauty and Health

Exhibition: American Enterprise

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.293320.0896Catalog Number: 293320.0896Accession Number: 293320

Object Name: fragranceOther Terms: perfume; Cosmetics

Physical Description: glass (container material)metal (container material)paint (container material)Measurements: overall, botle: 3 5/8 in x 2 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 9.2075 cm x 6.0325 cm x 2.8575 cmoverall, box: 1 3/8 in x 3 1/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 7.9375 cm x 10.795 cm


Record Id: nmah_1298130

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