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.

Date Made: after 1906

Maker: Dollard and Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Web Subject: Hair Care Products


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Exhibition Location:

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.254865.26Accession Number: 254865Catalog Number: 254865.26

Object Name: shampoohair care productOther Terms: otc preparation; Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid

Physical Description: cork (container material)glass (container material)printed paper (container material; production method/technique)cardboard (packaging material)Measurements: 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 cmoverall, 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


Record Id: nmah_716485

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