Advertisement for Sweet Georgia Brown skin bleaching creams

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Created by
Sweet Georgia Brown, American
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 8 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. (20.6 x 12.1 cm)
Type
advertisements
Place used
United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1930
Description
Color advertisment for Sweet George Brown skin lightening beauty treatments. The two advertised products are Skin Bleaching Cream and Lemon Cleansing Cream. The purpose of this advertisment was to act as a means for people to order these products. The following taglines are featured: "HAVE LIGHTER LOOKING SKIN"/HAVE THE SKIN MEN LOVE"/KNOW THE JOY OF A LIGHTER APPEARING COMPLEXION".
Topic
African American
Advertising
Beauty culture
Colorism
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.166.21
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Advertisements
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
On View
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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