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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

Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University
Creator
Max Factor Co.
Title
Max Factor Make-up Studio collection 1932-1935
Language of Materials
English
Extent
0.1 linear feet
Location
For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the Library's online catalog.

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.

Administrative Information

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Collection is open for research.

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Contents of the Collection

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

Descriptive sources and standards used to create this inventory: DACS, EAD, NCEAD guidelines, and local Style Guide.

This finding aid is NCEAD compliant.