Royal Drene Shampoo


Drene shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble of Cincinnati, Ohio, in the mid-1930s. It was the first modern synthetic (no soap) shampoo and it marked the company’s entrance into the hair care business. In 1946 and 1947 Procter & Gamble sponsored a variety radio program called Drene Time which featured singing and comedy acts, including the Bickersons, played by Don Ameche and Frances Langford. Procter & Gamble produced Drene in the United States until the 1970s.

Royal Drene Shampoo was produced by Procter & Gamble from 1956 to 1968. This bottle sold during the 1960s.

Date Made: ca 1962-1968

Maker: Procter & Gamble Company

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Ohio, CincinnatiAssociated Place: United States: Louisiana, Saint Martinville

Web Subject: Hair Care Products


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Credit Line: The Fournet Drugstore Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0475.211Catalog Number: 1985.0475.211Accession Number: 1985.0475

Object Name: shampoohair care productObject Type: Cosmetics

Physical Description: glass (container material)plastic (container material)paper (container material)Measurements: overall: 4 in x 1 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.16 cm x 4.445 cm x 2.8575 cm


Record Id: nmah_209436

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