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Black and White Bleaching Cream

Black and White Bleaching Cream

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Object Name
facial bleach
cream, face
Object Type
Black and White Company
place made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Tennessee, Memphis
Physical Description
glass (container material)
ammoniated mercury, 1 1/4% (product active ingredients)
bismuth subnitrate (product active ingredients)
zinc oxide (product active ingredients)
overall: 1 1/8 in x 3 5/8 in x 2 1/8 in; 2.8575 cm x 9.2075 cm x 5.3975 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Skin
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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