Tin for Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade

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Manufactured by
Murray's Worldwide, Inc., American, founded 1925
Medium
ink on metal
Dimensions
Overall: 1 13/16 × 3 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (4.6 × 7.8 × 7.8 cm)
Lid: 1/2 × 3 1/16 × 3 1/16 in. (1.3 × 7.8 × 7.8 cm)
Body of Tin: 1 5/8 × 3 × 3 in. (4.1 × 7.6 × 7.6 cm)
Type
tins
Place made
Oak Park, Oakland County, Michigan, United States, North and Central America
Date
2014
Description
A round and metal orange-colored tin of Murray’s Superior Hair Dressing Pomade. The body of the tin (2014.261a) features the company name, product name, and quantity and weight of the product in black and red type that reads [MURRAY’S® / SUPERIOR HAIR DRESSING POMADE / IS1 / NET WT. 3 OZ. PSO NETO e 85g.]. On one section of the tin are directions for use in English, Spanish, French and German in black text. On another panel is product information, ingredients, manufacturer’s information surround the perimeter of the container in black text. Between the two panels is a depiction of a woman’s head in profile. Above her head is a white banner with red text that reads {www.MurraysPomade.com]. A black-and-white barcode is on the bottom of the body of the tin, with the text [www.murrayspomade.com / Established 1925] underneath in black type. On top of the lid (2014.261b), there is a black-and-white depiction of a man and a woman both with red lips in the center with a white circle with an orange perimeter in the bottom right corner of the depiction. Along the perimeter of the top of the lid is text that reads [MURRAY'S SUPERIOR] curved at above the depiction of the man and woman in black and red text, with [HAIR DRESSING POMADE] curved underneath in red text. Curved, black text in a smaller font to the right of the man and woman reads [MANUFACTURED BY / MURRAY'S SUPERIOR PRODUCTS CO. / 21841 WYOMING, OAK PARK, MI 48237 USA]. At the very bottom of the top of the lid, is black text that reads [COPYRIGHT 1926 BY MURRAY'S SUPERIOR PRODUCTS CO.].
Topic
African American
Hair
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Marva P. Wiley
Object number
2014.261ab
Restrictions & Rights
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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Classification
Adornment
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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