Object ID 000348
Object Name Yardley Old English Talc Powder canister
Object Desc Butter yellow and metallic gold "Yardley Old English Lavender Talc Powder" canister. Portrait featured on front. Cylindrical in shape. Lid has decorative diamond pattern and knob.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000321
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Barber Shop Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords talcum powder,Old English brand,Yardley London,cans,lavender,drug stores,
Title Yardley Old English Talc Powder canister
Description Made by Yardley in London for U.S.A distributors. This vintage talc tin measures 6 inches tall, and has an image of 3 country maidens on the front.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Centimeters/grams
Dimension Details Depth measures tin without perforated lid
Place of Origin
Maker Details Made by Yardley in London for U.S.A distributors
Date FEB 21,2013
Notes This tin is in fair condtition; the painted label shows quite a bit of wear and has begun to degrade and wear off. There is a large wear mark, about 8mm, on the bottom front where the "p" in the word "powder" would be. The grass design on the top rim is wearing off. The rotating lid is frozen in an open position. It feels like there is still some powder inside, but the perforations in the top are blocked by hardened powder. The tin itself shows a lot of wear and aging. However, the picture is stil nicely visible, although the tin is covered in tiny rust spots overall.