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Martha Washington Hair Restorer

Object Number: 
Z.622
Date: 
ca. 1866
Medium: 
Glass, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 x 3 x 1 3/8 in. ( 17.8 x 7.6 x 3.5 cm )
Marks: 
printed: label on front; "Martha Washington Hair Restorer" and TR Hall... Boston" printed: label on back; "Martha Washington HAIR RESTORER DIRECTIONS... PREPARED BY SIMONDS & CO., FITZWILLIAM N.H."
Description: 
Colorless mold-blown glass bottle still sealed with original label and contents; cylindrical neck with prescription lip, rounded shoulders, and straight-sided body with oval base; wrapped in blue paper with labels on front and back; front label: "Martha Washington Hair Restorer" with depiction of classically dressed woman with an American flag; back label: directions for use.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group