Miner's American Rice Powder - for Theatrical or Toilet Use

Currently not on view
Object Name
powder, face
Physical Description
metal (container material)
overall: 0 cm x 11 cm x 4.5 cm; 0 in x 4 5/16 in x 1 3/4 in
overall: 1 7/8 in x 4 1/4 in; 4.7625 cm x 10.795 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
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
Additional Media

Visitor Comments

5/22/2016 11:06:23 PM
Tara Maginnis
Henry C. Miner (1842-1900) was an unusual combination of Pharmacist and Theatrical Impresario in Late 19th Century New York, and one of the very early pioneers of theatrical makeup manufacture. Late in life he briefly became a US Congressman. Some of his colorful history may be read here https://travsd.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/henry-c-miner/
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