This sweet set originally belonged to the mother of dh’s cousin’s husband’s father (follow me?) She received it as a gift from her son in 1929, and for some reason, never used, or even opened any of the contents. That son is now 91 years old, and his son was looking for good homes for some of the old things in the house. The toiletries set brought me to mind, as he knew about my collection of old clothes and such.
So, don’t be shy; let your friends and relatives know about your obsession with vintage whatevers. You just never know what is hiding in those closets and attics.
Here are closeups of the talc tin and the powder box. I know the set was bought in 1929, and it had to have been made after 1926, as the powder is Coty’s Air Spun, which was introduced that year. I say this because this was bought in a small city drug store, and had possibly been on the shelves a while. All the 1929 ads I could find for Coty’s Paris line had a different, less graphic, packaging.
From a 1929 Sears’ catalog:
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I love toiletries. All those little bottles and cool packaging.
Congrats to you