Forhan's Toothpaste, 3 1/8 Oz


Richard Joseph Forhan (1866-1965) was a graduate of the Denver School of Dentistry who practiced in Denver for 18 years. Moving to New York in 1913, Forhan began manufacturing a dentifrice under his own name. Zonite bought Forhan’s firm in 1929, and moved it to New Brunswick soon thereafter. Obituaries noted that Forhan “Made Fortune in ‘20s With Toothpaste He Developed.” Inscriptions on this tube read “FORHAN’S / Tooth Paste” with indications that the product was made by Zoonite in New Brunswick, N.J.

Ref: “RICHARD FORHAN, DENTIST, IS DEAD,” New York Times (Dec. 26, 1965), p. 68.

Date Made: ca 1953Copyright Date: 1953

Collection: Reid DrugstoreMaker: Zonite Products Corporation. Forhan Division

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New Jersey, New Brunswick

Subject: Dental Products


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care, Beauty and Health


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Credit Line: Gift of Blanche E. Reid

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1984.0351.245Accession Number: 1984.0351Catalog Number: 1984.0351.245

Object Name: oral hygiene producttoothpasteOther Terms: Toothpaste; ?; Oral Hygiene; Drugs

Measurements: overall: 1 3/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 3.4925 cm x 15.875 cm x 3.175 cm


Record Id: nmah_737946

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