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Cosmetics (series), circa 1813-1964

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Collector:
Warshaw, Isadore d. 1969
Physical description:
2 cubic feet (6 boxes, 11 oversized folders)
Type:
Advertising
Bookmarks
Business cards
Calendars
Catalogs
Circulars
Correspondence
Display cards
Handbooks
Labels
Leaflets
Pamphlets
Postcards
Price lists
Publications
Packaging
Receipts
Date:
1813
1964
circa 1813-1964
Summary:
Contains a variety of materials relating to perfumes, colognes, shaving creams, hair preparations, manicure supplieds, soaps, creams, lotions, powders, makeup, bath products and other beauty and personal care products, most of which were for the use of female consumers. Trade materials are directed towards scalp specialists, hairdressers, dermatologists, beauty culturists and manicurists.
There are a number of materials from female-owned establishments. Other materials include publications, such as catalogs produced for consumers and the trade. Cosmetic appliances, formulas, labels, trademarks and patents, and import/export documents are also present. Most of this material dates from the late 19th century. Also present are images of women and of flowers.
Cite as:
Cosmetics, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana, Archives Center, National Museum of American History, box ##, folder ###, digital file number ####
Topic:
Beauty culture
Beauty, Personal
Cosmetics industry
Cosmetics
Toilet preparations
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Warshaw Collection of Business Americana ca. 1724-1977
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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