Avon Persian Wood Perfumed Talc


Cramps, headaches, body odor, acne—all things that came with menarche and “the monthlies.” Manufacturers and marketers saw girls and women as a lucrative market for products that could help alleviate aches and pains but also embarrassment.

Advertisers told girls to worry about body odor. Products such as this Avon Persian Wood Perfumed Talc flooded the market and reinforced the message that sweet-smelling bodies were healthy and beautiful.

Description: Flat-bottomed tall oval ferrous metal tin with an ivory colored plastic lid. The tin is painted or enameled red with gold designs and lettering and a chrome plated bottom.

Location: Currently not on view

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1990.0018.02Catalog Number: 1990.0018.02Accession Number: 1990.0018

Object Name: tin

Physical Description: metal (overall material)chrome plating (overall material)paint (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 1/2 in x 6 in; x 6.35 cm x 15.24 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-48eb-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1357709

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