Breck Tender Hair Glow Shampoo for Color Treated Hair

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.
This bottle of Breck Tender Hair Glow Shampoo probably dates to the 1960s.
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair care product
date made
after 1962
John H. Breck, Inc.
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
overall, box: 5 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/4 in; 14.2875 cm x 6.6675 cm x 4.445 cm
overall, bottle: 5 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.81 cm
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Springfield
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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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