From top left: Spoolie (Spoolies) rubber hair curlers,
USA, 1949. Voit Nose Clip (for
swimmers), USA, c1960. Paris Garters
(sock garters), A. Stein & Co., USA, c.1950. Listerine Toothpaste
“Double Size,” Lambert Pharmacal Co., St. Louis,
USA, c.1950. Skinny Dip
perfumed talc, Pfizer (Leeming Div.), NY, USA,
c.1970. Modern Hair Pomade
“for unruly hair” by Cheatham Chemical Co.,
Atlanta, USA, c. 1947. Cru Butch Hair
Wax from Lucky Tiger Mfg. Kansas
City, MO, USA, c.1967. Arrid
Roll-On Deodorant with “Perstop,” Carter
Products, NY, USA, 1962. Ice Blue Secret
Cream Deodorant, Procter &
Gamble, USA, c.1960. The towel advertises Marina del Mar California
Swimsuits “From California, Naturally,” c.1966. Lady Ronson Electric
Shavers are c.1960 and made in W. Germany. Both men's shavers are
C.F.L. models from Ronson and
are c.1959 (USA).
Below, from Proctor & Gamble in Cincinnati, are classic 1960-era Crest and Prell boxes. This packaging is just exquisite, in my opinion. As a perpetual student of design, I’ve spent some time wondering just why this is so.
These products of the past look great anywhere but seem
especially well-suited for display in a bathroom. If space permits,
hanging a beach towel is always a cheery touch.