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Saturday, October 22, 2011

Vintage 1950s beauty products

Today's vintage ephemera includes more ladies' beauty products.  The asterisk on the 1955 Gayla bobby pin packaging below fascinated me...  What was simulated?  Turns out these bobby pins have simulated rubber tips!  


Gayla Hold-Bob Bobby Pins with Flexi-Grip and simulated rubber tips

I've posted hairnet packaging before.  This Lovely Lady package is not as colorful as the others, but I like the image, and I love the company name:  Sta-Rite Ginnie-Lou Inc. Hyphenation at its finest.

Notice how the blond woman on the Gayla package and the woman on the Lovely Lady package are both looking downward? Were the designers going for demure? Flirty? Subservient? 

Lovely Lady Hair Net package 

Also notice that the woman on the Lovely Lady Hairnet package does NOT appear to be wearing a hairnet... whereas the ladies in the photograph below are rocking the hairnets!

Lunch ladies?
More vintage hairnet packaging is here, in case you missed it.

3 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

I think that it is SO generous of you...and sweet and kind and peace loving and generous and...lots of other wonderful things...to share all these images. I think I'll start scanning in some of my vintage stuff and adding it to blog posts. THANK you SO much...even though I haven't used any of your images yet...I love your sharing spirit.

The Cedar Chset said...

Ha! Funny. I wonder what made them decide it was a good idea to wear the hairnets in a studio portrait.

Sylvie Fashion-History said...

Ooooh! Beautiful vintage images! I love these images!
Thank you sooooooooooooooooo much!
Sylvie