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[Wooden Box]: Let the Gold Dust Twins Do Your Work. Circa 1900
Fairbanks Gold Dust Washing Powder, 1900. Very Good. Unbound. Pine box. Measuring 12" wide x 27.75" long x 8.25" deep. Stamped with five illustrations of the comic black African "Gold Dust Twins" ("Goldie" and Dustie") doing household labor, and with a color lithographic label illustrating the twins on one end. "Syracuse, N.Y." stamp on bottom of the box. Label is partially perished, a few modest cracks in the wood, and lacks the presumed wooden lid. The company's packaging featured the Twins beginning in 1890, and their image was used in the brand for approximately 60 years. Relatively early on the company switched to cardboard shipping boxes and thus the date attribution. The individual wooden panels of the boxes, decorative in themselves, have often been detached and framed, thus finding an intact box of this size and vintage is an uncommon occurrence.
Bookseller: Between the Covers (betweenthecoversrarebooks) [Gloucester City, New Jersey, United States]
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