Pomade Jars at LAHBC Show and Tell

Pomade Jars in barrel form

In from Dave Maryo, President Los Angeles Historical Bottle Club and FOHBC Western Region Director.

On another subject I am still working on the West Region Bulletin and hope to have it out to the West Region members sometime this week. I thought you might like pictures of early pomade jars with brass lids from Philadelphia. I took these to the October LAHBC meeting for our show and tell. Pomade was a hair gel that became popular after the colonial wigs were no longer fashionable in the US. The jars shown are from the X Bazin and Jules Hauel perfume companies in the 1840s to 1860s period.

Best Regards,


Pomade Jars in barrel form

Read the LAHBC October 2011 Whittlemark Newsletter especially about the club tour of the Robert Frank Museum.

About Ferdinand Meyer V

Ferdinand Meyer V is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and has a BFA in Fine Art and Graphic Design from the Kansas City Art Institute and School of Design. Ferdinand is the founding Principal of FMG Design, a nationally recognized design consultation firm. Ferdinand is a passionate collector of American historical glass specializing in bitters bottles, color runs and related classic figural bottles. He is married to Elizabeth Jane Meyer and lives in Houston, Texas with their daughter and three wonderful grandchildren. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps. Ferdinand is the past 6-year President of the Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors and is one of the founding members of the FOHBC Virtual Museum.
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