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Keep your hands soft and white with Zam-Buk : "rub it in" every night.

Zam-Buk Company.
[between 1930 and 1939?]

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Display card from the 1930s which was designed to be either hung in a shop window, on a wall or placed with a display of the product. It advertises Zam-Buk hand cream featuring a glamorous image of a young woman with blond hair, blue eyes, red lips, immaculate skin and hands, set against a black background, with the Zam-Buk logo in blueish green at the bottom. Zam-buk was made from an old recipe which included beeswax and oils of eucalyptus, camphor, red thyme and pine and also appears to have been a useful embrocation for cuts, bruises, abrasions, insect bites and many more dermatological ailments, being particularly well used for sports injuries. It seems to have first appeared in about 1903 in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. The name is said to come from a ridge of mountains in South Africa,separating the Southern Chad Basin from the Upper Benue. In Britain The Zam-Buk Company was based in Leeds. A very popular product for the first-half of the 20th century it is currently produced by Roche Products.


[Leeds] : [Zam-Buk Company], [between 1930 and 1939?]

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1 card : color illustrations ; 30 cm



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