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Object ID 002897

Object Name Armand Cold Cream Powder

Object Desc Pink plaid round box of Armand Cold Cream Powder. Box is unopened. Inside is a "Thank you" packet with information about Armand products. Powder is color tint white.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003414a-c

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Second Floor Bathroom

Object Date 1922

Start Year Range 1921

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords cold cream,powder,face powder,makeup,Armand,

Title Armand Cold Cream Powder

Description Round cardboard box of pink plaid with blue and white containing Armand cold cream powder. Label on top of lid is a blue sticker with a white circle that has the silhouette of a woman with an elaborate Marie Antionette style hairstyle. There is a sticker on the front of the container that says "Trademark Armand Tint White". There is a paper seal covering the powder inside which has not been opened. Inside is a small packet tht says "Thank you for your purchase of this package of Armand Powder" and gives information on other Armand products. The underside of the lid gives instructions for how to apply the powder. Top of lid says "Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. & Foreign Countries Pat. 2-24-20". Underside of box describes contents in multiple languages, notes that this style box was adopted Jan 12, 1916. At the time this cost $1.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 8.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



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Place of Origin


Maker Details The Armand Company was founded by Carl Weeks in 1916. By 1927, it was the leading seller of face powder in the United States and, with revenues of $2.5 million, had an annual income exceeding that of either Elizabeth Arden or Helena Rubinstein at the time. The original powders sold by Armand were advertised as Complexion Powders but around 1921 Armand began to prominently display the phrase ‘Cold Cream Powder’ in its promotional material. The use of the term cold cream powder here indicates a post-1921 date.

Maker Mark Black silhouette of woman w/pink flowers, plaid


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Image Caption CMY3414a-c



Date JAN 23,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Kayla Sutherland

Notes Significant staining and water damage on outside of box, box has severely faded (can see difference when lid is removed). Unopened.