Admiracion Foamy Shampoo

Description
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."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shampoo
cosmetic
date made
ca 1947-1954
maker
Admiracion Laboratories
Physical Description
cardboard (overall material)
glass (overall material)
paper (label material)
plastic (lid material)
Measurements
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
1982.0031.02
accession number
1982.0031
catalog number
1982.0031.02
subject
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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