Jergens Liquid Cream Shampoo

Description
The Andrew Jergens Company began in 1882 in Cincinnati, Ohio, as the Jergens Soap Company. By the turn of the 20th century, the company had expanded to include a number of beauty care and cosmetic products, and would soon launch its most famous product, Jergens Lotion. Andrew Jergens Company was acquired by the international beauty company Kao in 1988.
This "New, Different, Shampoo" was sold between 1949 and 1957 and was often offered free with the purchase of Jergens Lotion. The shampoo was advertised as “soapless” and it claimed to contain lanolin and “pour like a lotion.”
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shampoo
hair care product
date made
1949-1954
maker
Andrew Jergens Company
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
Measurements
overall, box: 6 3/8 in x 2 in x 1 7/8 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.08 cm x 4.7625 cm
overall, bottle: 6 1/4 in x 2 in x 2 in; 15.875 cm x 5.08 cm x 5.08 cm
place made
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
ID Number
1985.0481.317
catalog number
1985.0481.317
accession number
1985.0481
subject
Hair Care Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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