1871 - Founding of The FC Sturtevant Company FC Sturtevant began selling egg food and veterinary remedies from a building located on State Street in Hartford. From modest roots in New England, our company has grown to become an inter- national brand respected for the quality of its products. As the oldest pharmaceutical company that distributes antiseptic powder in the United States, it has several million satisfied customers worldwide.
1884 This photograph was taken by the Littlefield Studio in 1884. Titled Businesses at 216 State Street, Hartford, it shows the offices of the F. C. Sturtevant Company at that time. The photograph is part of The Connecticut Historical Society’s collection.
Treating the Skin of People, Horses and Dogs Since 1871 From modest roots in New England, our company has grown to become an inter- national brand respected for the quality of its products. As the oldest pharmaceutical company that distributes antiseptic powder in the United States, it has several million satisfied customers worldwide.
1906 Advertisements, tins, labels, and other memorbelia are prized by collectors. Here we have a businesscard used by Mr. Sturtevant to promote his Imperial Egg Food, as well as a collection of ads and old packaging.
1910 - Present Columbia Antiseptic Powder is a fragrance free, fast-acting medicine, developed to help heal and prevent irritations of the skin. It is effective in reducing pain and itch and has been used by doctors, health care professionals, and moms and dads for over a century to treat conditions including diaper rash, prickly heat, athlete’s foot and other fungal infections, chafing, dermatitis, poison ivy, bed sores, razor burn, and sunburn.
1990 - Present Columbia Veterinary Antiseptic Powder is also sold nationwide through veterinary supply stores, saddle shops, tack shops, select pet supply stores, mail order catalogs and the internet. It has been the choice of owners, breeders, trainers, and handlers to treat and relieve minor skin irritations on their animals and as a preventative medication to keep animals free of skin irritations.
2011 - Present Columbia Healing Cream is a unique combination of botanicals, vitamins and minerals that blend together to achieve remarkable results in hydrating your skin. Working with a team of dermatologists from four countries on three continents for over 11 years, we have created a formulation which stimulates the cells to produce moisture and to maximize the natural hydration of your skin.