Around 1907 The National Lead Company decided to use a mascot for their sturdy, Basic White paint…A little Dutch Boy. Since then the name Dutch Boy Paint meant Quality Paint, which up until the 1970s contained massive amounts of white lead pigments, toxic as can be!
I had two uncles who were professional house painters and went to the local Dutch Boy store with them often when I was a kid in the 1960s. They both swore by Dutch Boy products from the 1950s through the 1970s and just for the record they both lived well into their 80s, no signs of lead poisoning.
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