Beautiful Hair Breck Hairdress For Men

Description
John H. Breck established his hair care business in Springfield, Mass., around 1910. He is credited with introducing the first pH-balanced liquid shampoo in 1930. The famous "Breck Girl" portraits, used in company advertising for forty years, were originally created by Springfield artist Charles Sheldon. Later Breck Girls included future celebrities such as Kim Basinger, Cybil Shepard, Jacquelyn Smith, and Christie Brinkley. Today (2012) the Breck product line is owned by Dollar Tree of Chesapeake, Va.
Breck Hairdress was introduced in the early 1950s and Breck Hairdress For Men appears in newspaper ads in 1956.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shampoo
hair care product
date made
ca 1956
maker
John H. Breck, Inc.
Physical Description
glass (container material)
plastic (container material)
paper (container material)
Measurements
overall: 11.25 cm x 5 cm x 2.5 cm; 4 7/16 in x 1 31/32 in x 31/32 in
overall: 4 3/8 in x 2 in x 1 in; 11.1125 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
ID Number
1985.0481.254
catalog number
1985.0481.254
accession number
1985.0481
subject
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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