Leg Silque Liquid Stockings, Shade P244 Suntan


While leg makeup has been commercially available since the 1920s, it wasn't until rationing was introduced during the World War II that the product became an essential commodity for many American women. Unable to procure silk or nylon hose, many women resorted to painting their legs with products such as Leg Silque Liquid Stockings, made in Boston, Mass., by the Langlois Company. Some industrious users even drew black lines down the backs of their legs to simulate the seams.

Date Made: ca 1943

Maker: Langlois Inc.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Massachusetts, Boston

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Credit Line: Gift of Sidney Glaser

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0481.002Accession Number: 1985.0481Catalog Number: 1985.0481.002Maker Number: P244

Object Name: cosmeticmake-up, leg

Physical Description: glass (container material)Measurements: overall: 5 in x 3 in x 1 3/4 in; 12.7 cm x 7.62 cm x 4.445 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a5-ee84-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_765873

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