Posted 11 months ago
This is a circa 1950's "Dr. Scholls" brand Foot Powder can. - It is a 7 oz. size can, with a copyright date of 1948 on the graphics. Can identified as No. 819 with a 90¢ price printed on the can directly to the right of the Scholls oval logo. - Made by the Scholl Manufacturing Co., Inc., LaPorte, Indiana
*** William M. Scholl (1882-1968) was a pioneer of foot care and the founder of Dr. Scholl's, a brand of foot care products. William Scholl was born in La Porte, Indiana as one of 13 children. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago. During his studies, while working in a shoe store in the evenings, he became interested in podiatry. In 1904 he invented and patented an arch support and founded the company Dr. Scholl's to sell it.
He was joined by his brother Frank who directed the company's overseas business, establishing Scholl Manufacturing Company, Ltd. in London in 1910. Scholl graduated from the Chicago Medical School in 1922. He went on to develop more than 1,000 foot aids. Scholl practiced medicine in Chicago from 1905 until 1946 while also directing his company. *** Source - wikipedia