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Object ID 001061

Object Name P&G Ivory Flakes

Object Desc This plain deep blue box has the brand "Ivory Flakes" written across the top. It states that is is pure ivory, and then te bottom reds "For Safe washing of fine things ... For Dishes -- to keep hands smooth"

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000934

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date NOV 7,2013


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Ivory Flakes,detergent,Procter & Gamble,cleaning,laundry,soap,

Title P&G Ivory Flakes

Description This box is a deep blue on the front and states "Ivory Flakes." The front of the box also states "For safe washing of fine things ... For Dishes -- to keep hands smooth." The back of the box gives the user instructions that are accompanied by pictures. It also states "Proctor & Gamble Made in U.S.A." This product appears in an Ivory Flake advertisement from 1931, so is also from around that time period.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.5

Length 6

Width 2

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details CMY934 measures at 8.5" tall, by 6" long, and 2" deep.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Proctor and Gamble

Maker Details Proctor and Gamble started creating Ivory Flakes in the 1890's , while their company originally began in 1837.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY934



Date NOV 7,2013

Summary Fair

Assessor Emily Piekarz

Notes Box has slight denting and some discoloration. The top lid of the bo is also missing the coloring. However, it does still have all of its contents.