This product was originated by William Hill starting around 1850. He was in business as early as 1839. This product was bought out by C.N. Crittenton in 1880, who was succeeded later by the Century National Chemical Co. The earliest ad I've found for Hill's Hair Dye was in 1858 and the latest was in 1898. The picture shown was the registered trademark in 1906 (#54,160).