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Object ID 002892

Object Name Palmolive Vanishing Cream

Object Desc Green and white striped box containing tube of Palmolive Vanishing Cream

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003411a-d

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

End Year Range 1926

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Palmolive,face cream,beauty products,

Title Palmolive Vanishing Cream

Description Green and white striped box containing tube of Palmolive Vanishing Cream. Box has an informational sheet about the cream and a highly corroded tube of cream that is leaking through a hole in the tube.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 4.75

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Palmolive

Maker Details Palmolive merged with the Peet company in 1926. They then merged with Colgate in 1928. Based on the Palmolive label, this product must be pre-1926 merger.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3411a-d



Date JAN 22,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Box itself is in fair condition, although the flaps of the box have all ripped off where it was opened. Some edgewear and fading/discoloration on box. Interior paper is worn, brittle, and ripped on edges. Tube is corroded. A small hole in the tube is leaking cream.