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Cosmetics - Michel Lipstick, Packet of One Dozen, 1940-1955

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Pack of Michel lipsticks, containing 10 of the 12 original lipsticks. The colour is cyclamen.
Object Registration
cosmetics, lipsticks, michel - dha laboratories pty ltd
Historical information
Michel lipsticks were created by an American company led by Georgette Michel which regularly advertised their products in women's magazines in the 1940s and 1950s. The lipsticks were manufactured [under licence?] by DHA Laboratories (Drug Houses Australia) Pty Ltd which had been established In 1930, as a holding company combining Bickford's with a number of similar Australian companies representing all states except Tasmania. Most items produced by DHA Laboratories were pharmaceuticals. It is not known whether the holding company manufactured other cosmetics apart from the Michel line.
When Made
Made By
Michel - DHA (Laboratories) Pty Ltd (Maker)
Inscriptions & Markings
Exterior of packet: "Michel Lipstick / Stays on longer / Manufactured by D.H.A. Laboratories Pty Ltd, Melbourne | Regd Users of Trademark / One dozen Popular size"
Last updated
12 Jul 2019 at 11:30AM