Object ID 003013
Object Name Vivaudou Mavis Talcum Powder
Object Desc A tall, red canister of Mavis Talcum by Vivaudou.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY002710a-b
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 5
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords talcum powder,powders,tins,United Drug Co.,
Title Vivaudou Mavis Talcum Powder
Description A tall rectangular red metal canister which holds talcum powder. The front and back of the canister have a face of a woman, wings, and three flowers all in gold. They are surrounding the text "Mavis Talcum Vivaudou Paris New York." The lid is gold and when pulled off, reveals the holes were the product comes out. The bottom of the tin is gold and has a Gimbels price sticker on it.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker V. Vivaudou Inc./United Drug Company
Maker Details The company has created by Victor Vivaudou in New York in 1915. The United Drug Company took over the brand in 1916. By the 1920s, the brand had a decline in sales and numerous scandals involving Mr. Vivaudou. By 1943, the company was a subsidiary of Vadasco Sales Corp.
Maker Mark Vivaudou
Date FEB 22,2015
Assessor Christine Jankowski
Notes The tin has a lot of discoloration on all sides, partially due to rusting. The inside of the cap is full of mold.
Date AUG 1,2015
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin