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Hope in a Jar: The Making of America's Beauty Culture
Hope in a Jar The Making of America's Beauty Culture
Author: Kathy Peiss
How did powder and paint, once scorned as immoral, become indispensable to millions of respectable women? How did a Victorian "kitchen physic," as homemade cosmetics were called, become a multi-billion-dollar industry? In Hope in a Jar, historian Kathy Peiss gives us a vivid history in which women, far from being pawns and victims, used makeup t...  more »
ISBN: 138837
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 334
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Publisher: Metropolitan Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Great American history of cosmetics, both for white and black skin. Easy to ready, enjoyable travel through time.


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