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Title Box, sample size: La France [laundry additive] "Free Trial Size Not To Be Sold." 3/4 Oz. La France Div., General Foods, Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1930s.
Object Name Box
Catalog Number 2011.005.0010
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Box, sample size: La France blue-flake whitening soap additive. "Free Trial Size Not To Be Sold." 3/4 Ounce. Manufactured by La France Division of General Foods Corporation, Hoboken, N.J. No date, circa 1930s. Printed cardboard box box, 2-1/16" wide x 3-1/8" high x 7/8" deep. Unopened with original contents are present.

A formal name for the product does not appear on the box. Imprinted on the top and bottom panels with trial size text.
Date 1930-1940
Year Range from 1930
Year Range to 1940
Search Terms La France Division, General Foods Corp.
Caption front and back
Imagefile 078\20110050010.TIF
Notes La France Manufacturing Company was founded in Philadelphia in 1908. Became a division of Postum Co. in 1928 which adopted name of General Foods Corp. in 1929. When La France relocated to Hoboken has not been established.
Classification Laundry
Domestic Life
Business & Commerce