Skin creams and salves

Friday, March 22, 2013

Iodine Pencil, Boots Pure Drug Co

I scored this neat little iodine pencil on etsy not long ago. The design is fabulous, the glass iodine tincture container screws into another protective container, which I believe is a thicker glass although I am not sure. A little searching indicates that this item may be pre-1939 although I cannot be sure as I have no images with which to compare:

science museum group

Boots Iodine Pencil, protective container

Boots Iodine Pencil

Boots Iodine Pencil

Boots Iodine Pencil

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Iodine Facial circa 1920...

Sincere apologies for the lack of source on this. I have about 1200 old books and magazines on google books and I took screenshots of these pages without saving the source. I'll edit this post when, and if, I come across the source. To the best of my recollection this was published in the 20s, in a black culture magazine... My apologies too, to the eternally lovely and not likely to ever tan Marie Antoinette... I could not resist giving her an iodine tan... scroll down:)

Mariodine Antoinette:)