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Walker's Glossine - for Beautifying and Softening the Hair

Walker's Glossine - for Beautifying and Softening the Hair

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For beautifying and softening the hair. Directions: Glossine is to be used only after the hair has been thoroughly cleaned. Use very little, not enough to make hair greasy.
Yellow metal tin with black print. Contents 1 oz. Label on top of tin reads: "WALKER'S / GLOSSINE / MADE BY / THE MADAM C. J. WALKER / MANUFACTURING CO. / INDIANAPOLIS, IND. / PRICE 35 CTS. / FOR BEAUTIFYING AND SOFTENING THE HAIR."
Madam C.J. Walker (1867-1919) was a successful beauty industry entrepreneur and philanthropist. In 1910, she established a manufacturing company in Indianapolis, Indiana, to produce her growing line of hair and beauty products for African Americans. By 1920, the Walker line included: Wonderful Hair Grower, Temple Grower, Witch Hazel Jelly, Tetter-Salve, Glossine, Vegetable Shampoo, Cold Cream, Vanishing Cream, Cleansing Cream, and Walker’s Supreme Face Powder.
Object Name
hair care product
hair dressing
date made
ca 1920s
referenced
Madam C. J. Walker
maker
Madam C. J. Walker Manufacturing Company
place made
United States: Indiana, Indianapolis
Physical Description
metal (container material)
Measurements
overall: 3/4 in x 2 in; 1.905 cm x 5.08 cm
ID Number
MG.293320.0970
accession number
293320
catalog number
293320.0970
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Hair Care and Enhancement
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Exhibition
Object Project
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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