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Advert for Wright's Myrrh Tooth Soap reverse

Advert for Wright's Myrrh Tooth Soap reverse

Printer: Calvert Lith Co

Medium: Print on paper

Date: 1893

Shelfmark: Evan.4307

Item number: 4307

Genre: Leaflet

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During the late 19th century, many chemists and entrepreneurs made their own toothpastes. There were many varieties and competition was fierce, so advertising on leaflets such as this one was a way of ensuring that as many people as possible recognised your product.

This American advertisement features an endorsement from JA Watling, a professor of clinical surgery in the Dental College at the Michigan State University: "GENTLEMEN - I am satisfied from a careful examination of your Myrrh Tooth Soap, that it contains nothing injurious of the Teeth."

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