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Richard Hudnut Three Flowers Pefume

Richard Hudnut Three Flowers Pefume

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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.
Object Name
date made
ca 1920s
product line launched (Three Flowers)
Richard Hudnut
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
paint (container material)
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 cm
overall, 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
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catalog number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Fragrance
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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