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The First Credit Card!
At the beginning of the twentieth century, people had to pay cash for almost all products and services. Although the early part of the century saw an increase in individual store credit accounts, a credit card that could be used at more than one merchant was not invented until 1950. It all started when Frank X. McNamara and two of his friends went out to supper.
Haircare and Styles 1900 - 1919
The French Harmless Hair Coloring Company was formed during this decade and it is still around today, but under a name you will recognize.
Makeup 1900 - 1910
During this decade, it was chic to look sick.
Fragrance in the 1900 -1910
One perfumer does whatever it takes to be noticed and a fragrance that probably doesn't exist any more.
Anthony Overton and The First African American Face Powder
Learn more about this interesting man who began his life in slavery.