Colgate & Co. Perfumers New York

According to the Notable Names Database “William Colgate came to America with his family when he was a teenager, and settled in Baltimore, where he worked as an apprentice to a soap-boiler. Eventually relocating to New York City, he worked as a candle maker, and in 1806 he went into business for himself, selling soap, candles, and starch. After several years of financial struggle, William Colgate & Company prospered in the 1820s selling Windsor toilet soaps and Pearl starch. Thirteen years after his death in 1857, the company began selling toothpaste, and in 1893 it introduced toothpaste in a tube.”

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Bottle Embossed: COLGATE / PERFUMERS / NEW YORK

Excerpt from "For Appearance' Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming" by Victoria Sherrow, 2001, pgs 78-79.
Excerpt from “For Appearance’ Sake: The Historical Encyclopedia of Good Looks, Beauty, and Grooming” by Victoria Sherrow, 2001, pgs 78-79.
Colgate's Cashmere Bouquet Perfume Ad, 1885

Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet Perfume Ad, 1885

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Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet Perfume Ad, 1886

1890 “Heaps of Roses” advertisement for Colgate soaps and perfume

1890 “Heaps of Roses” advertisement for Colgate soaps and perfume

1899 black and white print ad for Toilet and Shaving Soaps, Perfumes, Sachets, Toilet Waters, and Dental Powder from the Colgate & Co.

1899 black and white print ad for Toilet and Shaving Soaps, Perfumes, Sachets, Toilet Waters, and Dental Powder from the Colgate & Co.

Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet Perfume advertising bookmark, 1880s

Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet Perfume advertising bookmark, 1900s

Victorian advertisement for Colgate's soaps and perfumes.  1880s.

Victorian advertisement for Colgate’s soaps and perfumes. 1900s.

1916 Ad for Colgate's Exquisite Perfumes

1916 Ad for Colgate’s Exquisite Perfumes

1918 World War I ad for Colgate's line of toiletries

1918 World War I ad for Colgate’s line of toiletries

1920 ad for fragrant Florient Flowers of the Orient beauty products, from Colgate & Company.

1920 ad for fragrant Florient Flowers of the Orient beauty products, from Colgate & Company.

Colgate's Florient Flowers Orient Perfume Ad, 1921

Colgate’s Florient Flowers Orient Perfume Ad, 1921

Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet Perfume Ad 1922

Colgate’s Cashmere Bouquet Perfume Ad 1922

Colgate's Florient Flowers Orient Perfume Ad, 1922

Colgate’s Florient Flowers Orient Perfume Ad, 1922

Colgate & Co. Dodge truck, dated 1922.

Colgate & Co. Dodge truck, dated 1922.

1925 ad for the Cashmere Bouquet Soap from Colgate and Company. This ad features a painting of "The Rose" by the artist Arthur Rackham.

1925 ad for the Cashmere Bouquet Soap from Colgate and Company. This ad features a painting of “The Rose” by the artist Arthur Rackham.

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I am the supervisor of the analysis of the archaeological collection recovered from the Old Main excavation.
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2 Responses to Colgate & Co. Perfumers New York

  1. I have one of the old florist flowers of the Orient and I want to know if a you know anyone who would be interested in it thank you

    • Jessica says:

      Hi, thanks for reading. I don’t know anyone who is interested in buying the bottle. The artifacts featured here were excavated and not purchased. I cannot make any claims to offer accurate appraisals, but for my own knowledge I look at sold listings on ebay to ascertain what others have paid for the item.

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