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Object ID 003051

Object Name Garden Court Cold Cream Box and Pamphlet

Object Desc An empty box with a pamphlet inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002745a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

Start Year Range 1919

End Year Range 1935

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords cold cream,Garden Court brand,personal care,boxes,Nelson,

Title Garden Court Cold Cream Box and Pamphlet

Description A square cardboard box in navy blue with iris-like flowers in pink and green. "Garden Court" is on the left side in a square, with "cold cream" below it. Inside there are folded pieces of cardboard to protect the jar. The pamphlet advertises other Garden Court products in talcum, toilet water, perfume, and face powder. Includes images of the products.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

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 Nelson

Maker Details The company Nelson was founded in Detroit around or before 1919. The company produced many cosmetics, with their line called Garden Court. The products were featured in Vogue and Ladies Home Journal. The products were still available past 1931.

Maker Mark Nelson


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Image Caption CMY2745A-B



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The box has spotting all over. The top is dusty with some mold growth. There is a spot of white paint on one side. The pamphlet is folded in a way that would suggest it once wrapped around the jar. The jar is missing.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin