The museum has hired Larry Paul as guest curator to help give the show the pitch-perfect Baltimore accent. Mr. Paul, who is retired from the display department of Baltimore Gas and Electric, is a veteran collector of arcane Baltimore advertising and commercial wares. His specialty is locating items that just about everyone else thought had gone on the trash heap. After all, how many 1922 Noxzema jars are left?
Bunting, who developed Noxzema about 1911 (the name means "sure knocks eczema"), had a neighborhood drug store in the first block of West North Avenue. By 1917 there was a manufacturing plant and -- thanks to the magic of 1920s radio advertising -- the product found a national audience.
There is a distinct connection between Noxzema and Bromo-Seltzer fortunes. The cobalt blue bottles for both products were made by the Maryland Glass Corp. in Southwest Baltimore.
Of all the patent medicines and elixirs that Baltimore inventiveness has given to the commercial marketplace, has any been as successful as Noxzema?
|Features & Specifications|
|Noxzema Triple Clean Anti-Blemish Pads Clears & protects leaving skin soft & smooth, effectively remove dirt and dissolve oil while purifying pores to help clear blemishes and prevent future breakouts.|