Tin for Madam C. J. Walker's "Tan-Off"

Created by
Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company, American, founded 1906
Date
1920s
On View
Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 050
Museum MapsObjects in this Location
Exhibition
Cultural Expressions
Medium
metal, dyes
Dimensions
1 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 1/4 in. (4.1 x 4.1 x 0.6 cm)
Description
A free sample tin of whitening cream made by the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. The round tin is yellow with black print. On the front is the text [RECOMMENDED FOR BRIGHTENING SALLOW OR DARK SKIN, FOR THE TREATMENT OF TAN, FRECKLE, SKIN-BLOTCH AND FOR CLEARING THE COMPLEXION]. The back contains directions on how to use the product.
Place made
Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, United States, North and Central America
Classification
Adornment
Type
canisters
Topic
Beauty culture
Business
Colorism
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number
2011.177.2
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd58a521efd-0656-439e-8c5b-40ef831263c5
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