Arabian Style Egg Shampoo Cream

This unusual bottle of Arabian Style Egg Shampoo Cream came to the Museum from the Georgetown Pharmacy of Washington, D.C., after the pharmacy closed in 1988. Promoted in advertisements as a "beautifier and grower," this product appears to have been available from about 1895 to 1920. In 1913 it was advertised for 18 cents at a Washington Rexall drugstore. Protein and other nutrients found in eggs are thought to enhance hair’s health.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair care product
date made
ca 1913-1919
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
overall: 13.6 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 5 11/32 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 in
overall: 5 3/8 in x 2 7/8 in; 13.6525 cm x 7.3025 cm
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Georgetown Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Matthew E. Donahue, M.D., in memory of Francis Donahue
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