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Object ID 002863

Object Name Du Barry Special Cleansing Preparation

Object Desc Metal can of Du Barry Special Cleansing Perparation. Pink can with white and gold decoration.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003394

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Second Floor Bathroom

Object Date

Start Year Range 1943

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cleansing,soap,Du Barry,Richard Hudnut,tins,

Title Du Barry Special Cleansing Preparation

Description Metal can of Du Barry Special Cleansing Perparation. Pink can with white and gold decoration. "For cleansing the skin and removing superficial blackheads." Richard Hudnut, New York Paris. New Wt. 4 ozs. Refers to the "Du-Barry Success School", which was trademarked in 1943.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.25

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Richard Hudnut

Maker Details Richard Alexander Hudnut (June 2, 1855- October 30, 1928) was an American businessman recognized as the first American to achieve international success in cosmetics manufacturing. The company once maintained separate US and European headquarters on Fifth Avenue in New York City and on the Rue de la Paix in Paris, respectively. Although his fortune had been built around cosmetics and beauty products, he preferred to be known as a "perfumer".

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3394



Date JAN 15,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Can is dented on one side, some residue on back, spots of discoloration. Still mostly full of cleanser.