Taking a Liberty  by Joseph Caraud  The housemaid is obviously powdering her face with her mistress's cosmetics

Taking a Liberty by Joseph Caraud The housemaid is obviously powdering her face with her mistress's cosmetics

In the 19th century... a new way was found to reach the masses, advertising.  And no one did it better than Madame Rachel, a con artist who operated a prominent beauty salon, from which she personally guaranteed her clients who used her fabulous preparations, everlasting youth. For almost ten years, Madame Rachel (Sarah Rachel Levinson) had Victorian women fooled.  But it wasn’t just beauty treatments that Madame Rachel was offering her clients.

In the 19th century... a new way was found to reach the masses, advertising. And no one did it better than Madame Rachel, a con artist who operated a prominent beauty salon, from which she personally guaranteed her clients who used her fabulous preparations, everlasting youth. For almost ten years, Madame Rachel (Sarah Rachel Levinson) had Victorian women fooled. But it wasn’t just beauty treatments that Madame Rachel was offering her clients.

French Victorian beer advertisement campaign.   The differences between the dark and light beer varieties are attractively illustrated by four beauties, each with a defined hair coloring, and season of dress style.

French Victorian beer advertisement campaign. The differences between the dark and light beer varieties are attractively illustrated by four beauties, each with a defined hair coloring, and season of dress style.

A Young Lady at her Toilet (oil on canvas).  First, it was toilette tables, then, it was dressing tables, and now, it is vanities.

A Young Lady at her Toilet (oil on canvas). First, it was toilette tables, then, it was dressing tables, and now, it is vanities.

Early Pozzoni powder was packaged in wooden boxes like this 1887

Early Pozzoni powder was packaged in wooden boxes like this 1887

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