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Object ID 004006

Object Name Hawley & Hazel Darkie Toothpaste

Object Desc Hawley & Hazel Chemical Co. Ltd. Darkie Toothpaste in green and black cardboard packaging with full product inside.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003995a-b

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General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords toothpaste,oral hygiene,Hawley & Hazel,

Title Hawley & Hazel Darkie Toothpaste

Description Darkie toothpaste with cardboard packaging and full product inside. Packaging is black, green, and white with an image of a smiling black man wearing a top hat on the front/back. The cardboard is slightly worn the label on the front/back says "Darkie / tooth paste / Hawley & Hazel / Chemical Co. Ltd." The top and bottom labels say " Darkie/ tooth paste / economy" The sides are green with the product name. The product inside is in a white tube with the logo of the man on the front. The labeling is similar to what is on the packaging; the backside is labeled "tooth paste" with "Darkie" above. Product appears to be unopened.


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Height 7

Length 0

Width 1.75

Depth 1.5

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Place of Origin


Maker Details The Hawely & Hazel Co. Ltd. was established in Shanghai in 1933, later based in Taiwan and Hong Kong producing oral care products. The company was acquired by the US in 1985 by Colgate-Palmolive but was not marketed as Colgate-Palmolive. In 1990 the "Darkie" toothpaste was renamed "Darlie" and its logo altered. The Hawely & Hazel co. ltd. is still popular today in asia.

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Image Caption CMY3995a-b



Date MAR 9,2016

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Cardboard packaging is in good conditoin. There is slight wearing around the edges and the color is only lightly faded and stained. The product on the inside is in excellent condition and appears to be unopened.