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Title
 
Nan's Mascara
1950s
Description
 
Cake mascara used by office worker Nan McDiarmid of Thornton Heath in the early 1950's. She bought it at Woolworth's and wore it only on special occasions. Nan often applied it by moistening the brush with spit. The South Seas glamour advertisement was designed by Croydon artist Norman Partridge in 1948.
Object Name
 
mascara
Date
 
Early 1950s
Measurements
 
mascara: 10 x 70 x 27 mm; poster: 220 x 120 x 10 mm
Theme
 
Trends & Movement | Fashion & Taste
Location
 
Museum of Croydon | Area 4 | Kiosk 5
Repository
 
Croydon Museum and Heritage Service