Lucky Tiger Magic Shampoo Dandruff Remover

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shampoo
hair care product
date made
ca 1937
maker
Lucky Tiger Manufacturing Company
Physical Description
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
metal (container material)
cardboard (packaging material)
Measurements
overall: 24 cm x 8.5 cm x 8.5 cm; 9 7/16 in x 3 11/32 in x 3 11/32 in
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
place made
United States: Missouri, Kansas City
ID Number
1985.0481.329
catalog number
1985.0481.329
accession number
1985.0481
subject
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Marketed to Men
Beauty and Health
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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
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
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