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
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 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
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 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