The Alberto-Culver Company was purchased and founded in 1955 by Leonard H. Lavin who was an entrepreneur and manufacturer's representative for various other companies. The newly created company was then moved to Chicago and a hundred other products were dropped and the company focused on Alberto VO5 shampoo and hairdressing. In 1958, Alberto VO5 Hairdressing became the number one brand in its category and it still holds that position today. Lavin and his wife Bernice (whose printed signatures appear on this piece)
guided the company's growth until 1994 when they turned it over to a second family generation.
On November 10, 2006, shareholders voted to spin off the company's salon distribution business, which includes Sally beauty supply stores and Beauty Systems Group.
In October 2008, Alberto Culver announced that it had closed the transaction to acquire the worldwide rights and trademarks to the Noxzema skin care brand from Procter & Gamble
, which included the existing business in the United States, Canada and portions of Latin America. Procter & Gamble continued to operate its existing Noxzema shave care, antiperspirant/deodorant, body wash and body soap business in portions of Western Europe.Close Up of Vignette
Common Stock, specimen, late 1900’sPrinter: American Bank Note Company Dimensions:
8” (h) x 12” (w)State: DE-Delaware Subject Matter: Consumer Products
| Beauty Products
| Specimen Pieces Vignette Topic(s): Female Subject
| Atom Featured Condition:
No fold lines, punch hole and stamp cancels in signature areas. Very crisp.