Celluloid Vanity Sets

In the late 1800s and early 1900s a women’s hairstyle had specific meanings. Certain styles marked the transition from girlhood to womanhood. A well kept appearance also indicated respectability. A Celluloid vanity set was a brightly colored artifact that helped women maintain their appearance. Brides received Celluloid vanity sets that looked like ivory as wedding presents and they were proudly displayed on the new wife’s dresser. Celluloid was the perfect material for molding fashionable vanity set items. Celluloid Vanity Sets For Sale


Celluloid Vanity Sets
Celluloid Vanity Sets

The brush, mirror and comb were the three basic items in the vanity set. However, add ons included power boxes, power shakers, shoe horns, cosmetic brushes, soap boxes, cuticle pushers, tooth brushes, glove stretches and perfume bottles. Manufacturers offered vanity sets for every taste and pocket books. Some Vanity sets included as many as 18 different items. By 1900 the Celluloid Company had a line of 38 different vanity items. Celluloid Vanity Sets For Sale


Large Celluloid Vanity Sets
Large Celluloid Vanity Sets


Large Celluloid Vanity Sets
Celluloid Vanity Sets