T. Hill Mansfield's Capillaris

T. Hill Mansfield's Capillaris
The front of this card depicts a young girl with long blond curly hair wearing a blue bonnet with a feather. On the left top side it states "Everyone can know by using a bottle of Mansfield's Capillaris that it has no equal for the toilet in the wide, wide world". Beside the girl there is a large brown dog carrying a sign in his mouth that says "Used and Recommended by Physicians and Druggists, T. Hill Mansfield's Capillaris for the Hair, Scalp and Toilet. It has proved itself a positive cure for dandruff, falling of the hair, and all scalp diseases. It contains not one particle of lead, sulphur coloring matter or anything injurious (put up in pomade form only)." The reverse of the card states "Capillaris. The many persons recommending it, after trying and receiving no benefit from similar compounds, proves it has no equal. See 96 strong reliable testimonials, gratuitously given, on other cards and circulars. The only article now, or ever on the market, that does all that is claimed for it. Its use will give you an abundance of Luxuriant Hair." Followed by four testimonials. Presented by T. Hill Mansfield, Proprietor, Portland, Maine. It is sold by Dealers in Medicine and Medicinal Toilet Articles, Price 65 cents per bottle.
Original Format
trade cards
8cm x 12cm
Local Identifier
Location of Original
Laupus Library History Collections
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Rhonda Frisbie Apr 30 2018

I found a poster of this card. It has the date of 1898. Not sure if it is original and idea?

Jim Allen Jun 14 2016

My mom had a jar of this stuff when I was a kid (1960s). It contained a beigeish yellow cream and had a sweet smell. We used it on wind burn, chapped lips, rashes, etc.. It was amazingly effective. I don't know the date of manufacture of that bottle, but it always seemed to me like it was an antique at the time. My mom said she had that jar since her college days (1950s), but it looked older than that to me. We finally used the last of it by the early 1970s. I wish it was still available! The smell of it was worth the price!

Kelli Lowery Apr 02 2014

Sorry, you're welcome to contact me at home (281-738-3362) if you know anything about this bottle.

Kelli Lowery Apr 02 2014

I just found a bottle with the same words embossed in my pasture. I live in the Montgomery, TX area. The glass has a rose tint to it. I can send a photograph. Very interested in any information that anyone has about other bottles.

Maynor Mendizabal Feb 17 2014

i have and add like that is on piece of wood!, i can send you a pic

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