Avon Bottle in the Shape of a Pickup Camper

Avon Products celebrated the recreational pickup camper with this dual container for Deep Woods after shave lotion (truck) and Deep Woods talc (camper). Pickup trucks were larger and more powerful by the 1950s, and the manufactured pickup camper became a new, practical alternative for vacationers, hunters, anglers, and others who wanted to spend the night in a recreation vehicle. A truck-mounted camper offered many advantages over a motor home or trailer: it was less expensive, lighter, faster, and easier to maneuver. The added weight over the rear drive wheel provided better traction in mud and gravel.
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Object Name
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
overall: 7 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in x 3 3/4 in; 19.05 cm x 6.35 cm x 9.525 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Road Transportation
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Road Transportation
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Paul B. McCracken III

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