Americans’ Concepts of Health and Beauty Revealed in Smithsonian’s Digitized Collection of Personal Care Products

Zonas Corn Leaf packaging. Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.  (Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History)
Zonas Corn Leaf packaging. Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. (Courtesy of Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History)

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