Beauty & Barber
Human beings have been adorning or improving their looks since the creation of time. From the need to remove unwanted body hair, to applying facial powders and lipstick to improve ones look, beauty has always played an important role in fashion and human development. Beauty, hygiene and grooming equipment is generally a neglected area of collecting. No longer do we use or manufacture beautiful cut glass silver topped perfume bottles because they have been replaced by modern packaging. Be that as it may, modern packaging is functional and practical rather than beautiful and useful.
The popularity of loose powder compacts increased from the 1920's, when it became acceptable to apply make-up in public. The many beautiful and diverse compacts produced throughout the first half of the 1900's are sought after by collectors and fans of vintage fashion today.