L. Leichner's Fettpuder, Rosa - Parfumerie Theatrale

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Object Name
powder, face
Physical Description
metal (container material)
overall: 0 cm x 7.4 cm x 2.5 cm; 0 in x 2 15/16 in x in
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 1/4 in; 2.8575 cm x 8.255 cm
place made
Deutschland: Berlin, Berlin
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Visitor Comments

5/22/2016 10:27:36 PM
Tara Maginnis
Ludwig Leichner, a minor opera singer who had studied to be a pharmacist ended his opera career and founded the first theatrical makeup manufacturing company in Berlin in the 1870s after finding he had greater success selling his own formulation of greasepaint (in ready made sticks) to his fellow singers. He founded the company that still exists today. This looks to be a tin of face powder by his company from the late 19th or Early 20th Century.
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