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The Costumer's Manifesto: Old Theatrical Makeup Old Theatrical MakeupI have been collecting old makeup kits sold on eBay of late in the hope of learning a bit more on the earlier use of stage makeup. These photos show some kits I've purchased recently. Click the kit to see detailed pictures of the makeup.

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A complete American professional actor's kit in it's original tin box, most probably used by a white male in the early 20th Century.

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An American barely used makeup kit contents suggestive of a white female (amateur?) ingénue 1900-1925?

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Complete and unused white female Max Factor theatrical "student" kit in original box (1940's?)

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Assorted old theatrical makeup supplies and boxes.Page 6:

Special effects makeup kit in England probably before the 1950s

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A Small Basic Set of Stein's Greasepaint Sticks for a white actor or actress in it's original c.1900 tin

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c. 1900 white female kit of Blanca Lester, plus roll of c.1900 stage money.

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c. 1900 Stage makeup kit from the U.S., probably for a white male specializing in drunks and bums.

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Make Up Book for Professionals

by F.W. Nack, Chicago, c.1900 a complete facsimile of a copyright expired lithographic pamphlet on stage makeup from around 1900. It shows clear diagrams of the common types of theatre makeup used for portraying popular characters and types on the American stage at that time. These diagrams are not only interesting for the study of the history of stage makeup, but also for the study of various stereotypes of race, gender and age prevalent in stage works of the time, including blackface, yellowface, and redface.

Makeup for Theatre THR 351 Class pages

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artoftheatricalm00mortuoft@160x120.jpg The art of theatrical make-up. Illustrated with thirty-two reproductions from photographs of the author by himself (1909)

1922334802.html#images@160x120.jpg Vintage Steins Theatrical Make-up Pink Boxes. (Jewelry-Vanity Items) at From Me To You

Antique_Vanity_Items_3.htm@160x120.jpg Antique Vanity Items_Compacts_Face Powder Boxes Tins Vanity Items Vintage

makeupbooks.html@160x120.jpg Make-Up Books

me.htm@160x120.jpg Colour Books, Chris Mullen's Collection

l.htm@160x120.jpg Leichner's catalogue 1938, Make-up for Stage and Screen

m.htm@160x120.jpg A Book of Make-Up 1946, Visual Telling of Stories, Expression

149.html@160x120.jpg Minstrel Memorabilia in Shoe Shine Box

blackface.htm@160x120.jpg Journal - Blackface and Old Wounds

@160x120.jpg The History of Blackface site

69083@160x120.jpg Jack Richeson 6-Piece Small Tortillions Set - for applying stage makeup in 1900 fashion

makeup.htm@160x120.jpg haresfoot and rouge makeup - pictures from 1879 booklet

(Has info on Victorian stage makeup)

2016.html@160x120.jpg The Actor's Art A Practical Treatise on Stage. 1882.. - Google Book SearchThe Actor's Art A Practical Treatise on Stage- chapter on makeup, ... - Google Book SearchHow to Get on the Stage and how to Succeed There 1899 Section on Theatrical Makeup - Google Book SearchThe Guide to the Stage Containing ... - Google Book SearchAntiques and Collectibles from Kaleden: Scroll down to see makeup kits of Mary Pickford and Charlie Chaplin

RL1081#pic1@160x120.jpg Vintage M. Stein Cosmetic Co. NY Stein's Hair Color Tin with Brush Color Bar Block & Mirror for Eyebrows Eyelashes Etc. - RL1081

RL1081@160x120.jpg Vintage M. Stein Cosmetic Co. NY Stein's Hair Color Tin with Brush Color Bar Block & Mirror for Eyebrows Eyelashes Etc. - RL1081

ugu-3.html@160x120.jpg Bibliography of 19th & Early 20th Century Stage Makeup Sources, mostly Russian, by Р. Д. Раугул, "Грим"/ Специальные работы по гриму

lartdesegrimer00bracuoft@160x120.jpg Internet Archive: Free Download: L'art de se grimer 1914 Stage Makeup Book in French with photos

lartdesemaquille00bracuoft@160x120.jpg Internet Archive: Free Download: L'art de se maquiller & de se grimer 1910 Theatre Makeup Book

artoftheatricalm00mortuoft@160x120.jpg Internet Archive: Free Download: The art of theatrical make-up. Illustrated with thirty-two reproducations from photographs of the author by himself 1909

howtomakeuppract00fitziala@160x120.jpg Internet Archive: Free Download: How to "make up". A practical guide for amateurs and beginners c.1901

singerhisart00wroniala@160x120.jpg Internet Archive: Details: The singer and his art 1920s book on opera performers with a large section devoted to makeup wigs and facial hair

@160x120.jpg Vanity Treasures - compacts, lipstick, perfume bottles and other vintage makeup collectables

280@160x120.jpg Owl Drug Company Theatrical Cold Cream can - 280

1920674936.html@160x120.jpg Theatrical Cold Cream Tin (Miscellaneous Advertising Tins) at Gator Trading Co. Antiques and Collectibles

7001-3@160x120.jpg Advertising Tin Theatrical Make-Up - 7001-3

7001-2@160x120.jpg Advertising Tin Theatrical Blending Powder - 7001-2

7001-1@160x120.jpg Advertising Tin Rexall Theatrical Cold Cream - 7001-1

10.htm@160x120.jpg Vintage Face Powder Boxes & Tins~10

item222982cyberattic.html@160x120.jpg OLD Zauder Bros. BLACK FACE & CLOWN WHITE Theatrical Makeup

item209733cyberattic.html@160x120.jpg Art Deco Theatrical Makeup Enamel TANGEE Lipstick

story.php?storyId=1919122@160x120.jpg NPR : The Legacy of Blackface

minstrel.scope.html@160x120.jpg Minstrel Show Collection, Scope and Contents

menu.htm@160x120.jpg Jim Crow Museum of Racist Memorabilia at Ferris State University

clanek.asp?id=10504@160x120.jpg Bio of Ludwig Leichner in Czech

leichner_l.pdf@160x120.jpg Another Leichner Bio in German in PDF

Ensemble_2004_10.pdf@160x120.jpg PDF Pamphlet (see pg 7) with info on Leichner, in German

Leichner.htm@160x120.jpg Snippet of info on Leichner co history

557825.html@160x120.jpg Berliner Morgenpost Magazin vom 26.10.2002 Beauty made in Berlin (Bits on Leichner in German)

makeup@160x120.jpg History of stage makeup - Britannica Concise

misc000229.htm@160x120.jpg Ian McKellan on Disguise & Makeup from his 29 February 2000 Q&A Blog

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