Monday, June 21, 2010

Now at Duke // The Power of Refined Beauty: Photographing Society Women for Pond's, 1920s-1950s

When: Monday, April 5, 2010 - Sun, August 22, 2010 (All day)
Where: Perkins Library Rare Book Room

Description: For over 30 years, fashionable British and American society women, including Mrs. Reginald Vanderbilt, Lady Milford-Haven, Mrs. George Whitney, and Anne Morgan, graced advertisements the J. Walter Thompson Company created for Pond's beauty products. This exhibit, located in Perkins Library's Special Collections Gallery and curated by the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising, & Marketing History at the Rare Book, Manuscript, and Special Collections Library, presents a selection of these images by prominent photographers such as Edward Steichen, Cecil Beaton, Louise Dahl-Wolfe. A complementary exhibit, "You've Got...Personality: Testimonial and Celebrity Endorsement Advertisements," will be on display in the Biddle Rare Book Room display cases through June 30th. For more information, contact Jackie Reid at

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