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Object ID 003028

Object Name Rawleigh's Pan-Jang Talcum Powder

Object Desc A metal flask-shaped canister of talcum powder.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002722

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 1910

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords tins,powders,talcum powders,W.T. Rawleigh Co.,

Title Rawleigh's Pan-Jang Talcum Powder

Description A flask-shaped canister which holds talcum powder. The metal has a faded ochre color with metallic gold for some detail. The front and back of the tin features a woman dressed in a blue kimono holding a branch of flowers in one hand and in the other, holding a blue fan with a gold dragon. She is surrounded by flowers annd reeds. Rawleighs is written above her, as well as Pan-Jang and Talcum Powder. Manufacture information is on the bottom left side.The sides of the canister feature trompe l'oeil bamboo reed and a lanturn. The top of the canister features a rotating slide to open the canister. The top features an R for Rawleigh, flanked by two herons, and surrounded by flowers


Approx Collection Date

Height 5.25

Length 3

Width 1.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 8

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker W.T. Rawleigh Company

Maker Details William Thomas Rawleigh founded his company in 1889 in Freeport, Illinois. The company still exists today through Vitamins Direct and they sell numerous wellness products, oils, seasonings, and specialty foods.

Maker Mark Rawleighs in script


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Image Caption CMY2722



Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The canister has scratches and wear, but the images and text are still visible. A little rust and dust on the top of the canister. There is still powder inside too.


Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date FEB 27,2015

Summary Location change

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

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

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