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This Secret Deodorant jar was recovered from a farmstead site in Montgomery County by Archeologists from the Kansas Historical Society. In addition to the name brand "Secret" and the floral design, the lid carries ingredient information and directions: "APPLY TO ENTIRE UNDERARM. LET DRY. GENTLE TO NORMAL SKIN. KEEP CAP ON TIGHT. DO NOT APPLY TO BROKEN SKIN. IF A RASH DEVELOPS DISCONTINUE USE." Secret deodorant was manufactured by Proctor and Gamble first in 1956. Roll-on deodorant was first manufactured in 1958, but the cream may have continued in use for some time after that.

Date: 1956-1958

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Item Number: 442665
Call Number: 14MY2331-0
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 442665

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