Box, Puff
1910 Approximate
Yardley Powder Box. Material: paper. Size: 4 1/2" diameter x 2 3/4" H. Description: white paper over cardboard; circular box and lid; silver lettering on side: "Yardley Dusting Powder Perfumed with English Lavender"; black lettering on side: "Makers and Distributors for U.S.A. Yardley of London, Inc. N.Y. Net Weight 5 1/4 OZS."; multicolored scene on top lid: 18th century woman with two children; top lid; printed on box bottom: "By Appointment Perfumers to H.M. Queen Mary Yardley, London English Lavender Dusting Powder by Yardley 33 Old Bond Street London Toilet Soap, Bath Salts Talc, Lavendomeal, Sachet Perfume and Shampoo Makers and Distributors for USA Yardley of London Inc. New York New Weight 5 1/4 ozs."
Family history: Benjamin Heinrich Hensel, an Evangelical minister who served many parishes in Minnesota and his wife Sophia, children: Al, Mattie, Elsie, Ella, Lucy and Esther lived at 302 3rd Ave. N.E. in Waseca. Donor is the daughter of Al Hensel.