Richard Hudnut Orchid Beauty Cream, Liquid Face Powder, Brunette

Richard Hudnut Orchid Beauty Cream, Liquid Face Powder, Brunette

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For application to the face, neck, and arms. Temporarily whitens the skin and conceals defects. Shake Well.
Directions. Apply freely with a soft sponge and when dry brush gently with a hares foot or piece of soft silk. Guaranteed Harmless to the skin. Does not rub off. For external use only.
Richard Hudnut was one of the first American cosmetic manufacturers, selling his perfumes and cosmetics from his father’s New York pharmacy before organizing R. Hudnuts Pharmacy Inc. in 1889. Hudnut's Orchid Beauty Cream was a beautifier for the face, “suited to the requirements of society women and those who do not want exaggerated effects.” The Orchid Beauty Cream came in white, flesh, and brunette tints.
Object Name
powder, face, liquid
Object Type
date made
ca 1905-1915
Richard Hudnut
place made
United States: New York, New York City
France: Île-de-France, Paris
Physical Description
glass (container material)
paper (container material)
cork (container material)
overall: 5 7/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in; 14.9225 cm x 6.6675 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of Mario Cassinelli, Jr.
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Make-up
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
Beauty and Health
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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