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Guide to the Max Factor Make-up Studio collection, 1932-1935

Abstract

Cosmetics company, founded in 1909 by Max Factor (1872?-1938), a Polish cosmetician. Collection contains materials that comprised the Max Factor Make-up Studio's campaign for "The New Art of Society Make-up." Includes two booklets with courtesy cards that enabled the holder to order free make-up samples appropriate for their complextion and features. A "Miss Thennis" likely used the courtesy cards, for there is a letter addressed to her regarding the products and their application, a completed make-up color harmony chart that may have accompanied the letter, as well as sample envelopes for rouge (unopened, containing a powder puff) and face powder. Also contains a product order form.

Descriptive Summary

Collection Number
RL.00860
Title
Max Factor Make-up Studio collection
Date
1932-1935
Creator
Max Factor Co
Extent
0.1 Linear Feet
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials in English

Collection Overview

Collection contains materials that comprised the Max Factor Make-up Studio's campaign for "The New Art of Society Make-up." Includes two booklets with courtesy cards that enabled the holder to order free make-up samples appropriate for their complextion and features. A "Miss Thennis" likely used the courtesy cards, for there is a letter addressed to her regarding the products and their application, a completed make-up color harmony chart that may have accompanied the letter, as well as sample envelopes for rouge (unopened, containing a powder puff) and face powder. Also contains a product order form.

Arrangement

Arranged according to size.

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

Max Factor Make-up Studio collection
Folder 1

Historical Note

Max Factor Co. is a cosmetics company, founded in 1909 by Max Factor (1872?-1938), a Polish cosmetician.

Subject Headings

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], in the Max Factor Make-up Studio Collection, 1932-1935, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Provenance

Purchase, 2010

Processing Information

Processed by: Alice Poffinberger, July 2010

Encoded by: Noah Huffman July 2010

Accession(s) described in this finding aid: 2010-0062