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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

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General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 5

Object Date

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.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 1.69

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

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


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Image Caption CMY2710A-B



Date FEB 22,2015

Summary Fair

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