Pink Ribbon


This is a heart shaped compact. It is gold with pink designs. When open, there is a mirror on the top half and a place on the bottom half to set the makeup.

This makeup compact is an example of the products sold by the Estée Lauder cosmetic company to help raise funds for breast cancer research. In 1992, the company used the power of its global brand to launch a campaign to bring attention to breast cancer. The company’s use of the pink ribbon helped to popularize pink ribbons as a symbol of concern about breast cancer. Through their purchases of these specially branded products, consumers help to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Date Made: 1997

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United StatesAssociated Place: China

See more items in: Work and Industry: Philanthropy


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Credit Line: Estee Lauder Companies Archives

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2018.0232.04Accession Number: 2018.0232Catalog Number: 2018.0232.04

Object Name: compact

Physical Description: metal (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5.2 cm x 5.4 cm x 1.75 cm; 2 1/16 in x 2 1/8 in x 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1903417

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