Cosmetics Trade Samples and Sachets

Samples and sachets of cosmetics, powders, makeups, soaps and scented paraphernalia.

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Tetlow's Gossamer for the Complexion. ctsst001029
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This digital collection comprises selected materials from the following archival collection at David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library:

Cosmetics Trade Samples and Sachet collection 1890s-1930s

Collection #RL.11349 | 1.0 Linear Feet

Consists of 75 trade samples and sachets of cosmetics, powders, makeup, soaps and scented paraphernalia. Companies are primarily based in the United States, but Canadian and French perfumers are also represented, including Andrew Jergens, California Perfume (later Avon), Colgate, Frederick Ingram, Furst-McNess, Johnson & Johnson, Larkin, Lehn & Fink and Richard Hudnut. Poems and testimonials on packaging from Ethel Barrymore, Kate Greenaway, Mrs. Leslie Carter and Modjeska. Acquired as part of the John W. Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising & Marketing History and the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture.

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Adopted by Jackie Wachholz in honor of Richard Collier, Jr. and Henry Hebert for their fine work on this collection.

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