Admiracion Foamy Shampoo

Admiracion Laboratories, a division of Pharmaco, of Kenilworth, N.J., made this "soapless" shampoo as early as 1933 and well into the 1950s. Advertised as using no chemicals or drying alkalis, Admiracion Shampoo was made from oils and claimed to make "problem" hair lovely again. Admiracion products included a Foamy Oil Shampoo and a Shampoo Oil Treatment. This bottle probably dates between 1947 and 1954. It was endorsed by Good Housekeeping magazine and sports their "Seal of Approval."
Currently not on view
Object Name
hair care product
date made
ca 1947-1954
Admiracion Laboratories
Physical Description
cardboard (packaging material)
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
plastic (lid material)
overall: 13.5 cm x 6.5 cm x 4 cm; 5 5/16 in x 2 9/16 in x 1 9/16 in
overall, box: 5 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in; 13.6525 cm x 6.35 cm x 3.81 cm
overall, bottle: 5 1/4 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 13.335 cm x 5.715 cm x 2.8575 cm
place made
United States: New Jersey, Kenilworth
ID Number
accession number
catalog 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
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