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."

One side of this celluloid card has a calendar for 1910 and an advertisement for “Packer’s Tar Soap.” The other has an image of a young girl washing a young boy’s hair with Packer’s Tar Soap.

Date Made: 1910

Advertiser: H. H. Ala Bakhsh & CompanyMaker: Whitehead & Hoag Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, NewarkReferenced: India: State of West Bengal, Calcutta

Subject: Soap

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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2006.0098.0596Accession Number: 2006.0098Catalog Number: 2006.0098.0596

Object Name: calendarCelluloid Novelty

Physical Description: cellulose nitrate (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.8 cm x 9.5 cm; 2 5/16 in x 3 3/4 inoverall: 1/16 in x 2 1/4 in x 3 3/4 in; .15875 cm x 5.715 cm x 9.525 cm


Record Id: nmah_1325410

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