The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company, also known as the Great American Tea Company, has a fascinating history, starting as a humble New York tea shop and growing to become the largest retailer in the world, followed by its … Continue reading
Dr. Milton Marion Fenner made his name and his fortune manufacturing and selling proprietary medicines of his own formulation, including “Dr. Fenner’s People’s Remedies”, “Dr. Fenner’s Specific Lung and Throat Remedy”, “Dr. Fenner’s Specific for the Itch”, “Dr. Fenner’s Capitol Bitters”, … Continue reading
I wanted to share this great article from NPR that covers many of the same topics of interest as this blog. http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2016/06/01/480268469/digging-up-the-roots-of-modern-waste-in-victorian-era-rubbish “In the landfill, the food waste has long disintegrated. What’s left is Victorian-era packaging. “What we find in … Continue reading
Sloan’s Liniment, much like S. B. Kitchel’s Liniment, was initially made for use on horses to ease their sore muscles after a long day. And, just as Kitchel learned, liniment can be used and sold to people for much the same … Continue reading
Endorsed by queens and celebrities, Pond’s Cold Cream and Vanishing Cream were revolutionary products that were aggressively marketed, which contributed to the foundation of the modern cosmetics industry, making proper skin care a vital priority for women of all ages … Continue reading
According to Ed & Lucy Faulkner, the Carter’s Ink Company was a manufacturer of ink and related products, in Boston and later Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was once the largest ink manufacturer in the world.
According to Cliff & Linda Hoyt “Rubifoam for the Teeth was sold by E. W. Hoyt & Co. (The name is pronounced like Ruby Foam due to the brilliant red color of the product.) It was introduced in 1887, the … Continue reading