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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

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Barber Shop Exhibit

Object Date

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

Height 12

Length 7

Width 3.5

Depth 11

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Centimeters/grams

Dimension Details Depth measures tin without perforated lid

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Yardley

Maker Details Made by Yardley in London for U.S.A distributors

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY321



Date FEB 21,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Christina

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.