1892 Ad Packer Manufacturing Co Complexion Tar Soap - ORIGINAL ADVERTISING MAY1

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This is an original 1892 color print ad for the Packer's Tar Soap from Packer Manufacturing Company lcoated at 100 Fulton Street, New York.

CONDITION

This 119+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. Light scuff - top margin. No tears. No water damage. There is some bleed through visible on this ad.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 2.25 x 3.25 inches; 6 x 8 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Packer's Tar Soap. Pine tar is the carbonization of pinewood through high temperature dry distillation, which produces a sticky substance. This material is used on baseball bat handles for superior grip, in roofing construction, as a wood sealant and preservative, as well as added to veterinary and agricultural products, such as horse hoof care and chicken beaks in order to prevent pecking inferior hens.

PackerÕs Pine Tar Soap exploited the substance and used it medicinally in their soap to aid in the treatment of such skin diseases as psoriasis, eczema, rosacea and more. PackerÕs Tar Soap originated in 1869, and was used as a common household toiletry in the bath, as a shampoo and in the nursery. The companyÕs famous slogan was ÒPure As The Pines.Ó

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