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Rexall Gypsy Cream

Rexall Gypsy Cream

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are:
Helps relieve discomfort of sunburn and superficial skin irritations
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Object Type
Drugs
maker
Rexall Drug Company
place made
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
United States: California, Los Angeles
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
zinc oxide (drug active ingredients)
carbolic acid (drug active ingredients)
camphor (drug active ingredients)
glycerin (drug active ingredients)
lime water (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 5 3/4 in x 2 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 14.605 cm x 6.35 cm x 6.35 cm
bottle: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 13.97 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
1985.0481.069
catalog number
1985.0481.069
accession number
1985.0481
Credit Line
Gift of Sidney Glaser
subject
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Rubs, Liniments & Ointments
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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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Comments

Gypsy cream was the absolute best on a bad sunburn! I remember my mother patting it on a cotton ball and leaving a wonderful smelling scim of white dots on my red skin. It really did take the Heat and burn out of a sunburn and it smelled great! Too bad it's a thing of the past.
My dad always used this for our sunburn. We would stop at the Rexall Drug Store in Chester, Pa. on our way home from the New Jersey Shore. I remember it as being very soothing on my fair Scandinavian skin.

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