Tuesday, October 2, 2012

a little history uncovered


little bottle with leavenworth's eryngo flower and deer tracks
 i found bottle #4 tonight... the bottom of this one had the name Fitch's,,,
 so i did a little bit of research and it turns out that mr. f.w. fitch
 was the 'shampoo king' back in the day.
here's an interesting read on barbershops, 
hair shampoos & tonics and fitch and more...

my little tonic bottle may be from the 1920's.
it's exciting to find these old bottles - here are the
 other bottles

did you know that the word shampoo comes from the 
hindu word chhampo which means to press, knead or massage?

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