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Object ID 002976

Object Name Fitch's Dandruff Remover Shampoo

Object Desc A red, green, and yellow box advertising dandruff shampoo.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002684

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords F. W. Fitch Co.,dandruff shampoo,medicine,boxes,shampoo,

Title Fitch'a Dandruff Remover Shampoo

Description The box is rectangular and mostly red. The front has the maker's logo and advertises the dandruff remover shampoo. There is a short list of ingreduents and then has the maker details along the bottom. One of the sides has the uses and warnings in english, the other has the same printed in spanish. The back bullet points the benefits of the product. It is empty.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6.5

Length 2.5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker F. W. Fitch Company

Maker Details The Fitch brand was known throughout the United States for its range of shampoo products during the first half of the Twentieth Century. Despite the dabbling in toilet goods, Fitch’s business was still built on his dandruff remover and other hair products. By 1947 approaches were being made by other companies to buy F W Fitch at a time when the company was losing money and costs were rising. Eventually, in 1949, Grove Laboratories of St Louis was successful in its bid and F W Fitch was sold. Two years later on 1 October 1951 Fred W Fitch died not having achieved his ultimate dream of a lasting cosmetic enterprise but being known throughout the United States, instead, as ‘The Shampoo King’.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2684



Date FEB 18,2015

Summary Ok

Assessor Carly Sass

Notes The box is slightly warped and has edge wear. The bottom has some fading as well.


Date FEB 19,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 3, Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin