This listing is for a very scarce find from Spain from the early 1920’s Advertisment
American Salon Trading Card of Silent Film Legend Charlie Chaplin
From developments in salon furniture to happenings in the French fashion world, and its influence on Hollywood, major changes were taking place in the world of beauty between 1910 and 1920.
Between 1910 and 1920, salons and haircare companies in the United States and abroad were growing exponentially. At the same time, hundreds of never-seen-before products and hair accessories were hitting the market. All of these changes were documented in magazines the world over. In particular, one notices the amount of coverage given to salon furniture. New adjustable chairs, mirrored styling stations and portable manicure tables were regularly advertised. Shampoo tables, upright gadgets that looked like music stands, were popular purchases in the early part of the decade. By the end of the decade, these stands were being replaced by sink basins.
To put things in perspective In 1910 Max Factor introduced makeup to the masses at the World’s Fair & Helena Rubinstein opened a salon in Paris in 1912.
Advertising slogans, catch phrases and taglines became part of everyday speech. Today, we take it for granted, but before World War I, advertising had a rocky reputation. As the amount of stuff one could buy grew and ad makers turned selling goods into an artistic medium, advertising emerged as one of the most important forms of cultural expression in the early 20th century.
As such modern day celebrities of that time played a major role in early advertisements showcase a variety of household products, goods and or services. This early trading card find from Spain showcased Charlie Chaplin on the front and an early advertisement trading card showcasing the “American Salon” brand Beauty shop that focused in Hair products from wigs to Colorings as well as Perfume in Barcelona, Spain.
Incredible rare find of one of the most recognizable Comedians of his time Vintage Movie Star Charlie Chaplin a must have for the most demanding collector of Charlie Chaplin Vintage Memorabilia. Card measures 1 14/16′ x 3″, and in very good condition with exceptional eye appeal and vibrant Sepia tone color and bold text (very faint crease near bottom of card(See scans).