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Object ID 001119

Object Name Ivory Soap

Object Desc Bar of soap in a cream colored wrapping made by Procter and Gamble.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000981

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Ivory Soap,soap,Procter & Gamble,bar soap,cleaning,grooming,

Title Ivory Soap

Description The Ivory Soap was manufactured by Procter and Gamble. It has cream color wrapping with blue lettering and blue swirly designs. It is a medium size soap and was made in the U.S.A. It it is registered in the U.S. Patent Office and Foreign Countries. The wrapping is held together by some tape, so I did not attempt to take the soap out of the the wrappings.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 3.75

Width 2.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Procter and Gamble

Maker Details William Procter and James Gamble settle in the Queen City of the West, Cincinnati, and establish themselves in business William as a candle maker and James as a soap maker. The two might never have met had they not married sisters, whose father convinced his new sons-in-law to become business partners. As a result, in 1837, a new company was born: Procter & Gamble. The first line of Ivory soap was launched in 1879. Procter and Gamble are still in business today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY981



Date JAN 2,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The wrappings on the soap are worn and damaged. On the right side of the soap some of the wrapping is missing. It is held together by tape and has some tears.


Date JAN 2,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Barber Shop Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date MAR 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin