Monday, March 19, 2012

A Box of Powder from the "Other" Tetlow

On February 2, 2011 I posted scans of items from the Henry Tetlow firm, one of which was a package of face powder with a battleship revenue attached. The next day John followed up with a check from Daniel Tetlow, Henry's brother who had left the family firm and established his own, the Tetlow Manufacturing Company. Apparently, for some forty years there were two Tetlow firms manufacturing beauty products in Philadelphia.

This is a package of face powder manufactured by the "other" Tetlow, Daniel. It has a 1/4 cent battleship revenue on it (cancel only readable for date,) as did the package I showed in my original post. Apparently the brothers' products were similarly priced. One wonders how the consumer chose between them?

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