Violet Bath bottle

Collection Type

  • Decorative arts

GUSN

GUSN-197765

Description

Bottle of "Violet Bath", a purple color bath liquid used to refresh and deodorize. Purple and white label on the front of a woman leanjng nude against a hill in the moonlight.

Details

Descriptive Terms

bottles
Bottle

Inscription

"Violet Bath (Trade Mark REG.) A Toilet Article Alochol 70 Per Cent, MADE IN THE U.S.A. ONLY BY OTIS CLAPP & SON, INC., Boston And Providence, Violet bath will be found invaluable in the sick room. It is refreshing, deodorizing, and invigorating when applied to the skin but is unfit for internal use. Imparts a delightful odor to the handkerchief. 8 Ounces" (Product label and description.)
"OTIS CLAPP & SON INC." (Convex lettering on both sides of the bottle. In the middle of the lettering is a crest with two lions on either side of the shield and an ancor at the top of the shield.)

Associated Building

Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Object Type

Container

Dimensions

7 x 2.5 x 1.5 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation

Accession Number

2006.44.2488