Size: 6 x 8.5 inches
Artist: Carl Becker
This mini lithographic poster for Khasana is by Carl Becker and was published in a 1927 book edited by Dr. Walter Schubert. Titled "Die Deutsche Werbe Graphik," it was published in Berlin by Francken and Lang. It is the only edition of this important study of a great era of German graphic design featuring posters, packaging, advertising, book illustrations, programs for theater, and sports. Illustrated mostly with tipped-in color plates of work by Bernhard, Hohlwein, Klinger, Preetorius, Gipkens, Kleukens, Cissarz, Pechstein and many others, this book and the illustrations contained within it are considered highly collectable and very, very rare.
Released in 1906, Khasana was thought of as the most modern perfume and was described as having a "fougère-oriental" scent. It was created by Khasana/Dr. Albersheim, who also developed lipsticks (Cherry-ripe N.11), creams (Superb Cream), tooth powders (Eucalyptus Rose), nail polishing stones, and here, an ad for shampoo.