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American Beauty with FIT
February 3, 2022
The origins of American Beauty Companies

So much is taught, researched and known about the evolution of the beauty industry, however, it is difficult to find the beginnings of the American Beauty Industry

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Barbershop Window at PPF
August 19, 2021
The American Barbershop

The nostalgic barbershop inspired call and response reminds many little boys of the times they accompanied their fathers to the barber for a haircut and shave. 

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American Beauty Journal Cover
August 19, 2021
American Beauty - Summer 2021 Perfume Passage Journal

American Beauty is a look into the ever changing beauty industry with focus on the American companies of the late 19th century through early 20th century and the great contribution of the trailblazing entrepreneurial women who started them.

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Beauty Article
June 30, 2021
Beauty Is Skin Deep

While cosmetics and fragrance evolved since ancient times, the evolution of beauty products on display at Perfume Passage, allows us to preserve this history through the stories of these vintage items and their manufacturers.

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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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