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Spring 2021 Journal
April 7, 2021
Robj - Spring 2021 Perfume Passage Journal

Robj is a French ceramics company launched in 1908 by Jean Born in 1908. The most active period for Robj was 1920 through1930.

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Purses on display
February 20, 2021
A Tale of the Purse

Almost everything connected with perfume and perfume bottles on display at Perfume Passage evoke memories. And for most, it's these memories that start us collecting.

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Art Deco Sculpture
January 28, 2021
The Deco Gallery at Perfume Passage

The Art Deco era has always been very special to us for its architectural and design elements perspective.

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Perfume Passage Journal
October 18, 2020
Launch of Perfume Passage Journal

Welcome to the first publication of Perfume Passage Journal.  The Mission of the Perfume Passage Foundation is to preserve the history, beauty and artistry of perfume bottles, compacts, ephemera and related vanity items.  Through education, awareness and access to the collection, library and archives, our objective is to inspire art lovers, collectors, archivists and curators to keep this history alive. 

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scent bottle WWI
July 18, 2020
Trench Art

Art has different functions throughout history, having many unique and different reasons for being created. And we know that art is in the eye of the beholder. Trench Art certainly fits this definition.

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liquid stockings
July 18, 2020
Paint On Hosiery During war Years

The Second World War influenced fashion in a great many ways. Between women going to work in huge numbers and war rationing, fashion got a huge make over.

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Man in Tub
June 15, 2020
Men's Hygiene

Americans had been as reluctant to bathe as Europeans, but by the late 19th century, the United States leapt toward the eradication of dirt and smells, adopting novel cleaning devices like showers and toothbrushes, which were supported by the latest studies on hygiene.

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These women found fashionable ways to protect their face during the pandemic of 1918.
May 30, 2020
Why My Mask Protects You and Your Mask Protects Me, goes back to the 17th century

The oldest living American is 115 years old and resides in North Carolina. She's one of over 300,000 centenarians worldwide and while most were too young to remember details of living through the 1918 flu pandemic, many do recall the required lockdowns, neighborhood deaths and mandatory wearing of masks.

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Advertisement featuring a drawing of a face, that of Mademoiselle Argal, Miss Paris 1934.
May 9, 2020
CARON PARIS - SINCE 1904

Established in 1904 by two, free and independent spirits, Caron brought together perfumer Ernest Daltroff and former dressmaker Felicie Wanpouille, who formed a perfume company that broke the codes of its time with their first creations.

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SS Teutonic between 1890-1900
March 15, 2020
Reflections of Travel Adventures - SS Teutonic

We are living in unprecedented times. Life has changed in a world of pandemic, however, March is a travel month for many! Students have a week-long vacation from school. Parents are ready to take a trip to a sunny destination to get away from the gloomy cold weather. And people are often ready for a break after a busy start to a new year. And although now is not a good time to take a cruise, we did want to celebrate March by climbing aboard an ocean liner, a popular travel adventure.  

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