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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Second Floor Bathroom
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details Measurements of outside box at largest
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".
Date JAN 28,2015
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.