Special Edge for Sensitive Skin Lathering Gel for a Closer Shave

Special Edge for Sensitive Skin Lathering Gel for a Closer Shave

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Description
This object is one of over 700 medically related objects used on the set of the television show M*A*S*H. Most of these items are authentic medical instruments, supplies, and equipment from the 1950s.
M*A*S*H was an award-winning television show based on the bestselling novel and Oscar winning motion picture film of the same title. It portrayed the lives of doctors and nurses assigned to a fictitious medical unit, the 4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, based in Uijeongbu, Korea during the 1950-1953 war. The program was initially broadcast from September 17, 1972 to February 28, 1983.
After the show ended in 1983, Twentieth Century Fox donated material from the two major sets, the “Swamp” and the “Operating Theater,” to the museum, along with scripts, photographs, and interviews with individuals who served in MASH units in Korea and Vietnam. See accessions 1983.0095, 1985.0335, 1988.0748, 1988.3163, and archival collection NMAH.AC.0117, for further MASH material.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
shaving gel
personal hygiene product
Other Terms
Shaving Soap, Aerosol Can of; Liquid (Foam)
date made
1980s
maker
S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc.
place made
United States: Wisconsin, Racine
Physical Description
metal (container material)
plastic (container material)
Measurements
overall: 7 in x 2 1/8 in; 17.78 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
1985.0252.445
catalog number
1985.0252.445
accession number
1985.0252
Credit Line
Gift of Twentieth Century Fox
subject
Soap
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M*A*S*H Television Series
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Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Removal
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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