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Object ID 002920

Object Name Three Flowers Acquaintance Package

Object Desc Orange box mottled with gold, Richard Hudnut Three flowers Acquaintance package containing perfume box, box with skin cream, box with brillantine, and box with cleansing cream.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003418a-i

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Second Floor Bathroom

Object Date

Start Year Range 1915

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Richard Hudnut,perfume,Three Flowers brand,makeup,

Title Three Flowers Acquaintance Package

Description Richard Hudnut brand Three Flowers Acquaintance package, would have contained travel size cosmetics. Box (a) and lid (b) are orange mottled with gold. Interior boxes are orange with gold stripes, and white and green flower design. (C) empty box for perfume, "A fragrance of universal appeal; Conveys at different stages the impression of different flowers." (D) box for skin and tissue cream, "Massaging and retiring cream; Invigorates nourishes and protects the skin and tissues". Contains (e), one tube of cream. (F) box of "Cold cream specially adapted for massage; allays irritation, relieves sunburn and windburn." Contains (g), one tube of cream. (H) box of Brilliantine, "Choice of the select, convenient for use when travelling; keeps the hair well groomed, gives it a beautiful lustre." Contains (i), one tube. (e) and (i) are UNLABELLED because the tubes are leaking.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 5

Width 3.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Measurements of outside box at largest

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Richard Hudnut

Maker Details Richard Alexander Hudnut (June 2, 1855- October 30, 1928) was an American businessman recognized as the first American to achieve international success in cosmetics manufacturing. The company once maintained separate US and European headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York City and on the Rue de la Paix in Paris, respectively. Although his fortune had been built around cosmetics and beauty products, he preferred to be known as a "perfumer".

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3418a-i



Date JAN 28,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Colors faded. Corners severely bent and torn. Edgewear. Interior boxes fragile and ripping. Perfume bottle missing. Missing one cosmetic, likely a powder. Tubes of creams and brillantine are leaking and eroded.