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
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 3, Shelf 4
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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
Date MAR 4,2015
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