Lucky Tiger Magic Shampoo Dandruff Remover

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Lucky Tiger Dandruff Remedy was first marketed around 1917 by the Lucky Tiger Dandruff Company of Kansas City, Mo. In the early 1920s, the company, now Lucky Tiger Remedy Company, was in the hands of Pleasant Stephen Harris, part owner of the successful Harris-Goar Company stores. The Lucky Tiger products were popular in barbershops, and in 1935 Harris trademarked the brand and began to market nationwide.
Advertising in the 1950s emphasized sex appeal, including an offer for free Lucky Tiger Pin-Up Girl posters for the well-groomed man’s "Tiger Lair." Although the products became less popular after hair styles changed in the 1960s, Lucky Tiger brand is still available in 2012, and includes a line of "Barber Shop Classics."
This bottle represents one of the earliest trademarked Lucky Tiger Products, dating between 1934 and 1940.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1937
Lucky Tiger Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
cardboard (packaging material)
overall: 9 5/8 in x 3 1/4 in x 3 1/4 in; 24.4475 cm x 8.255 cm x 8.255 cm
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catalog number
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Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
Hair Care Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Marketed to Men
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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