1898 Ad Packer's Tar Soap Victorian Children Shampoo - ORIGINAL OLD4A

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This is an original 1898 black and white print ad for Packer's Tar Soap from The Packer Mfg. Co., 83 Fulton St. NYC.

CONDITION

This 113+ year old Item is rated Very Fine. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some light creasing in the bottom right corner --please see image.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Grayscale
  • Grade: Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.25 inches; 15 x 21 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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