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Object ID 003014

Object Name Vivaudou Mavis Talcum Powder Trial Size

Object Desc A trial size of Vivaudou's Mavis talcum powder.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002711a-b

Alternate ID

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 samples,talcum powders,tins,United Drug Co.,powders,

Title Vivaudou Mavis Talcum Powder Trial Size

Description A 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. There is still powder in the tin. The bottom of the tin is gold and has "Can made in USA."


Approx Collection Date

Height 4.75

Length 1.63

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 1.5

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

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 CMY2711A-B



Date FEB 22,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The tin still is has its vibrant red color on one side, yet on the other, rust has caused some discoloration as well as on its bottom.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin