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Head & Shoulders Shampoo, 4 Oz.

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
pryithione zinc (product active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 6 3/4 in x 3 in x 1 3/4 in; 17.145 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care product
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Procter & Gamble Company
ID Number:
1984.0718.031
Catalog number:
1984.0718.031
Accession number:
1984.0718
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Royal Drene Shampoo

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 cm x 4.4 cm x 2.9 cm; 3 15/16 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in
overall: 4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care product
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
ca 1962-1968
Description:
Drene shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the mid-1930s. It was the first modern synthetic (no soap) shampoo and it marked the company’s entrance into the hair care business. In 1946 and 1947 Procter & Gamble sponsored a variety radio program called Drene Time which featured singing and comedy acts, including the Bickersons, played by Don Ameche and Frances Langford. Procter & Gamble produced Drene in the United States until the 1970s.
Royal Drene Shampoo was produced by Procter & Gamble from 1956 to 1968. This bottle sold during the 1960s.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
ID Number:
1985.0475.211
Catalog number:
1985.0475.211
Accession number:
1985.0475
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Soap Shipping Crate

Referenced business:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements:
crate label: 12 in x 17 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 45.085 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Description (Brief):
This shipping crate side contained Ivory soap flakes manufactured by the Procter & Gamble Company of Cincinnati, Ohio during the early 20th century. Soap flakes combined with water could be used for a variety of cleaning tasks
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Food
Agriculture
Crate Labels
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.302
Catalog number:
1979.0441.302
Accession number:
1979.0441
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

Crest Advanced FormulaTooth Paste with Fluoristat, Gel

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
sodium fluoride (product active ingredients)
sorbitol (product active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/4 in x 4 7/8 in x 1 in; 3.175 cm x 12.3825 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
oral hygiene product
toothpaste
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Dental Products
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Procter & Gamble Company
ID Number:
1984.0718.010
Catalog number:
1984.0718.010
Accession number:
1984.0718
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Crest Advanced FormulaTooth Paste with Fluoristat, Mint Flavor

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
sodium fluoride (product active ingredients)
sorbitol (product active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 12.3825 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name:
oral hygiene product
toothpaste
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Dental Products
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Procter & Gamble Company
ID Number:
1984.0718.014
Catalog number:
1984.0718.014
Accession number:
1984.0718
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Crest Advanced FormulaTooth Paste with Fluoristat, Mint Flavor

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
sodium fluoride (product active ingredients)
sorbitol (product active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 6 in x 1 1/4 in; 2.54 cm x 15.24 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
oral hygiene product
toothpaste
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Dental Products
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Procter & Gamble Company
ID Number:
1984.0718.015
Catalog number:
1984.0718.015
Accession number:
1984.0718
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Crest Advanced FormulaTooth Paste with Fluoristat, Regular Flavor

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
sodium fluoride (product active ingredients)
sorbitol (product active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall: 1 1/8 in x 4 7/8 in x 1 in; 2.8575 cm x 12.3825 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
oral hygiene product
toothpaste
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Dental Products
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Procter & Gamble Company
ID Number:
1984.0718.018
Catalog number:
1984.0718.018
Accession number:
1984.0718
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Head & Shoulders Shampoo, 2.5 oz

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
pyrithione zinc (product active ingredients)
Measurements:
overall, box: 6 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 15.24 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.81 cm
overall, tube: 5 3/4 in x 2 in x 1 1/4 in; 14.605 cm x 5.08 cm x 3.175 cm
Object Name:
hair care product
shampoo
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Procter & Gamble Company
ID Number:
1984.0718.030
Catalog number:
1984.0718.030
Accession number:
1984.0718
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Ivory Soap, Personal Size

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Measurements:
overall: 4 1/4 in x 3 1/8 in x 2 1/4 in; 10.795 cm x 7.9375 cm x 5.715 cm
Object Name:
personal hygiene product
soap
Place made:
United States: Missouri, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Twentieth Century Fox
ID Number:
1985.0252.444
Accession number:
1985.0252
Catalog number:
1985.0252.444
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Rely Sample Tampon

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Measurements:
overall: 1 in x 7 in x 1 in; 2.54 cm x 17.78 cm x 2.54 cm
Object Name:
feminine hygiene product
tampon
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Michael R. Harris
ID Number:
1986.0733.06
Accession number:
1986.0733
Catalog number:
1986.0733.06
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Rely Tampons, Regular

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Measurements:
overall: 3 3/8 in x 6 in x 1 7/8 in; 8.5725 cm x 15.24 cm x 4.7625 cm
Object Name:
feminine hygiene product
tampons
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Michael R. Harris
ID Number:
1986.0733.07
Accession number:
1986.0733
Catalog number:
1986.0733.07
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Rely Tampons, Super

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Measurements:
overall: 5 1/8 in x 6 3/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 13.0175 cm x 16.1925 cm x 11.43 cm
Object Name:
feminine hygiene product
tampons
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Michael R. Harris
ID Number:
1986.0733.08
Accession number:
1986.0733
Catalog number:
1986.0733.08
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Prell Radiant Shampoo

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
cardboard (packaging material)
metal (container material)
plastic (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 14.7 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.8 cm; 5 13/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in
overall, box: 1 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 14.605 cm x 2.8575 cm
overall, tube: 5 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 13.97 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care produc
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
ca 1957
Description:
Prell Shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1947. This particular tube of Concentrated Prell Radiant Shampoo dates to around 1957 and was likely designed by Donald Deskey, a pioneer of modern industrial design. Deskey created packaging for many Procter & Gamble products, including the well-known Crest tube of toothpaste, Jif peanut butter, and Tide detergent.
Earlier in his career, Deskey designed the interior of Radio City Music Hall and worked on the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In the year before his death, Deskey gave some of his papers to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City.
Prell’s viscous green liquid and unbreakable bottle, featured in memorable advertising, made it fodder for many references in entertainment including television shows like Drawn Together, Seinfeld and The Simpsons. In the 1996 movie The Rock, Prell was used to represent the deadly VX gas. Prell was one of the highest selling shampoos in 1977 and is still sold today (2012) by Ultimark Products.
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
ID Number:
1985.0475.207
Catalog number:
1985.0475.207
Accession number:
1985.0475
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Pace, Regular - the No Lotion Permanent

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
cardboard (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 14.6 cm x 11.1 cm x 4.4 cm; 5 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in
overall: 5 3/4 in x 4 3/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 14.605 cm x 11.1125 cm x 4.445 cm
Object Name:
permanent wave kit
hair care product
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Alan & Elaine Levitt
ID Number:
1985.0460.127
Accession number:
1985.0460
Catalog number:
1985.0460.127
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Shasta Cream Shampoo with Improved Lanolin

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container materail)
metal (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements:
overall: 4 cm x 5.5 cm x 5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 3/16 in x 1 15/16 in
overall: 1 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in x 2 in; 3.81 cm x 5.3975 cm x 5.08 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
hair care product
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
ID Number:
1985.0475.216
Catalog number:
1985.0475.216
Accession number:
1985.0475
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Ne manquez pas l'offre de brosse "Beauty Brush" du Savron Ivory / Une valeur épatante. [Print advertising.] Lu Presse, Montreal, Canada. 1939

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 32.5 x 26.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Date:
1939
Summary:
Ad includes photographs of woman and large scrub brush for use in the bath and a smaller brush.
Topic:
Brushes
Premiums (Retail trade)
Women in advertising
Soap
Local number:
Ivorydata4 662
0207910666 (Scan No.)
See more items in:
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

Lilt Home Permanent

Collection:
Reid Drugstore
Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Measurements:
overall: 4 5/8 in x 4 in x 2 1/8 in; 11.7475 cm x 10.16 cm x 5.3975 cm
Object Name:
permanent wave kit
hair care product
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Location:
Currently not on view
Subject:
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Credit Line:
Gift of Blanche E. Reid
ID Number:
1984.0351.324
Accession number:
1984.0351
Catalog number:
1984.0351.324
See more items in:
Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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Shuttle Personal Hygiene Kit, Toothpaste, STS-1, Young

Astronaut:
John W. Young
Manufacturer:
Procter & Gamble Company
Materials:
plastic; toothpaste
Dimensions:
3-D: 15.2 x 3.8cm (6 x 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
Each astronaut has a personal hygiene kit with selected products for cleanliness and grooming. The kit for John Young, commander of the first Space Shuttle mission in 1981, included this toothpaste and other toiletries.
Transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Institution in 1982.
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19820176000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Human Spaceflight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

Shuttle Personal Hygiene Kit, Soap and Soap Case, STS-1, Young

Astronaut:
John W. Young
Manufacturer:
Procter & Gamble Company
Materials:
plastic; soap; velcro
Dimensions:
3-D: 10.2 x 6.4 x 3.8cm (4 x 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 in.)
Type:
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Accessories
Country of Origin:
United States of America
Summary:
Each astronaut has a personal hygiene kit with selected products for cleanliness and grooming. The kit for John Young, commander of the first Space Shuttle mission in 1981, included this soap with container and other toiletries.
Transferred from NASA to the Smithsonian Institution in 1982.
Credit Line:
Transferred from NASA Johnson Space Center
Inventory Number:
A19820179000
Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, Chantilly, VA
Exhibit Station:
Human Spaceflight
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum

The story of soap

Author:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1948
C1948]
Topic:
Soap trade--History
Procter & Gamble Company--History
Call number:
HD9999.S74 P75s 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries

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