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Columbia Hair Cream label

SKU: ULB1033 $3.25 USD



Historic Overview

This vintage Patriotic Columbia Hair Cream Label is just magnificient. Red, white and blue with patriotic lady America pictured. The label is circa 1922 and comes from unused stock from the Columbia Perfume Co. in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It measures 4" Tall x 1.5" Wide and is in mint condition.

 

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