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Object ID 003054

Object Name Barbasol Shaving Cream Mail Sample

Object Desc A box which once had a Barbasol razor.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002748

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range 1940

End Year Range 1960

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Barbasol,shaving cream,samples,boxes,

Title Barbasol Shaving Cream Mail Sample

Description The cardboard box has red and blue stripes in the background. The following information is found inside blue rectangles: advertising for this sample mail-out size, the Barbasol logo, claims for an "easier, closer, quicker shave," and paid postage with room for name and address. Both sides say 'open at this end,' which it has and is now taped down.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 5

Width 1.13

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker The Barbasol Company

Maker Details Barbasol was founded by Frank Shields in 1919 in Indianapolis. They are known for their shaving creams in aerosol cans.The company has been owned by Perio, Inc. since 2001.

Maker Mark The Barbasol Company


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Image Caption CMY2748



Date MAR 4,2015

Summary Fair

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The cardboard has faded from white to brown (possibly due to water exposure.) The edges are worn. One side has been opened in the past and is now taped down. Sounds like paper is inside. The tube of Barbasol is missing.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin