Jergens Liquid Cream Shampoo

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.”
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Object Name
hair care product
date made
Andrew Jergens Company
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
paper (container material)
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
overall: 16.5 cm x 5 cm x 5 cm; 6 1/2 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 31/32 in
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
catalog number
accession number
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Health
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Beauty and Health
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
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