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Hunter’s “Invisible” Medicated Face Powder Advertisement card, 1880–1900
Donated by Hortense Hoffman

Trade card showing heads of seven prominent women, with the imprint on the lower right: “Compliments of Hunter’s “Invisible” Medicated Face Powder. The Favorite of the Beauties of Court, Opera and Stage.”

Advertisement for Madame Rowley’s Toilet Mask, 1890

Advertisement for a reusable face mask meant to be worn while sleeping, for “beautifying, bleaching, and preserving the complexion.” From Peterson’s Magazine, April 1890.

Advertisement for Pozzoni’s Complexion Powder, 1890

Advertisement reads: “Ladies who value a refined complexion must use Pozzoni’s Medicated Complexion Powder. It imparts a brilliant transparency to the skin. Removes all pimples, freckles, and discolorations, and makes the skin delicately soft and beautiful. It contains no lime, white lead or arsenic. In three shades; pink or flesh, white and brunette.” From Peterson’s Magazine, April 1890

Advertisement for Koriza Cloth, 1888

An advertisement for a cure-all beauty tool that supposedly “removes pimples, black heads, wrinkles, and crows feet” all while providing “plump rosy cheeks,” by J.P. Beers, Druggist. From Peterson’s Magazine, December 1888.