Avon bottle in the Shape of a Winnebago Motor Home

Description
Avon Products celebrated Winnebago’s iconic status with this container for Wild Country after shave lotion. Vacationing families had invented the motor home to enjoy domestic comforts while exploring America’s back roads. The earliest examples in the 1910s and 1920s were cozy replicas of upper- and middle-class homes mounted on chassis. By the 1960s, with superhighways, paid vacations, and growing affluence, manufactured motor homes hit the road. In 1966, Winnebago Industries began making motor homes with modern looks, convenient layout, easy handling, and good performance. The Winnebago D-22 was an instant hit with affluent vacationers, securing the company’s place as America’s first mass-producer of motor homes.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.9 cm x 5 cm x 6.3 cm; 5 7/8 in x 1 31/32 in x 2 15/32 in
ID Number
2004.0064.01
catalog number
2004.0064.01
accession number
2004.0064
subject
Road Transportation
Transportation
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Work and Industry: Transportation, Road
Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Roger B. White

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