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Newspaper Advertisement From The Civil War Era

        Not everything in the newspapers during the Civil War was about the war.  The following advertisement appeared in the Washington Star in January, 1865.

LUBIN'S
FRANGIPANNI
TOILET POWDER

  This widely and justly celebrated article which is used
  throughout Europe, and considered

A NECESSITY IN THE TOILET
OF EVERY LADY
is now for the first time introduced
TO THE
LADIES OF AMERICA

FRANGIPANNI POWDER

  is unrivalled for removing Chaps, Chafes, Blotches,
  Pimples
and other impurities of the skin, rendering it
  soft, clear, smooth and beautiful
.

FRANGIPANNI POWDER

  is used to remove TAN and FRECKLES, giving
  freshness to the complexion and a healthy hue to
  the skin with youthful softness.

FRANGIPANNI POWDER

  is used by the ladies of Europe to sprinkle on the
  inside of KID GLOVES, enabling a tight glove to
  be drawn on and off with ease, and preventing their
  being soiled by perspiration.  After the glove is with-
  drawn it leaves the hand SMOOTH, SOFT, and
  WHITE with a delicate freshness and perfume.

FRANGIPANNI POWDER

  is used to remove all roughness and redness of the
  HANDS, ARMS, AND FACE.  It softens CORNS,
  and all other cutaneous excrescences.

  Price 25 cents and 50 cents, according to size of
  package.

  For sale by

WILLCOX & CO., Principal Agents,
181 Water street New York
and Principal Druggists and Perfumers.

Source: "Mirror of War" compiled and edited by John W. Stepp and I. William Hill

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