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Lipstick Case

Lipstick Case

Physical Description
Gold metal gun shell shaped lipstick case containing red lipstick.
General History
In a 1941 editorial Vogue magazine asked: "Is it patriotic to worry about my looks at a time like this?" The response from one soldier: "To look unattractive these days is downright morale breaking and should be considered treason." The United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve wore a Forest Green Hat with a red silk hat cord. Revlon created a red lipstick to match the cord.
Object Name
lipstick case
date made
Revlon Products Corporation
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
manufactured (overall production method/technique)
overall: 4.8 cm x 1.6 cm; 1 7/8 in x 5/8 in
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Rita M. Pleet
World War II
The Great Depression and World War II
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Political and Military History: Armed Forces History, General
Clothing & Accessories
Price of Freedom
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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