Today I’m sharing a Cussons lipstick advertisement circa 1948 which surprises me as I always associated Cussons with soap and talcum powder.
The Cussons lipstick advertisement was in a book I acquired recently; it shows what I think is the devil? painting the lips of a broken face that leans against a stone column.
This is an original scan of the advert:
This is my re-touched cleaner version of the advert in black and white:
- In 1869 Thomas Cussons (1838- 1927) opened a chemist shop in Ossett, Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
- His son Alexander Tom Cussons (1875-1951) took complete control of the Cussons Company upon his father’s death in 1905.
- In 1907 Alex Cussons bought a factory and began manufacturing soap, glass bottles and other products – this is where Imperial Leather soap was created.
I had no idea until I looked Cussons up that the company started as a chemist in my home town of Wakefield and Alex Cussons was born in Holbeck, Leeds which is about 4 miles from where I live now!