Cosmetic Bottle

Object Number: 
2002.1.461
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
5 1/4 x 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 in.
Description: 
This square aqua glass bottle for "Wax Floss" has a hand-finished cork lip and is wrapped with a label that has an instruction booklet attached. The label reads, in part, "A new and ... preparation for Improving, beautifying and Dressing Hair/ Wax Floss" with a drawing of a little girls head and the words "The very pattern girl of girls./ All covered and embowered in curls, floss tinted with the Wax of Flowers/ Caswell & Co./ Boston".
Credit Line: 
Gift of Bella C. Landauer
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group