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Object ID 001134

Object Name Crystal White Family Soap

Object Desc Crystal White Soap contained in blue and white wrapper.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000996

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range 1928

End Year Range 1953

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords soap,Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,Crystal White Family Soap,cleaning,grooming,bar soap,

Title Crystal White Family Soap

Description This bar of soap is contained in a blue and white package. The package has six sides. The front of it states that is is the Crystal White Family Soap. It has an image of a sheep with Peets written in the middle of the sheeps body. In small letters it says that is it registered with the U.S. Patent Office. The top, bottom, left, and right sides of the package all say crystal white. The left and right sides have some designs, while the top and bottom just have the letters. One the backside of the soap states the focus of the Crystal White Soap. It explains that the soap is made from the fine oils just like shampoos and toilet soaps are made and are great for cleaning cotton and linens as well as your hands. It states that the soap is half the price of regular soaps. Also, it states the company that produces the soap which is Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. quality soap products since 1806.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 4.25

Width 3.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

Maker Details In 1806, William Colgate, an English soap and candle maker, opened up a starch, soap and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City under the name of "William Colgate & Company".In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the B.J. Johnson Company was making a soap entirely of palm oil and olive oil, the formula of which was developed by B.J. Johnson in 1898. The soap was popular enough to rename their company after it - "Palmolive". A Missouri-based soap manufacturer known as Peet Brothers merged with Palmolive to become Palmolive-Peet. In 1928, Palmolive-Peet bought the Colgate Company to create the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company. In 1953 "Peet" was dropped from the title, leaving only "Colgate-Palmolive Company", the current name. The company still exists today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY996



Date JAN 6,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes The packaging looks like it has suffered a bit of water damage. Also, some edgewear, but can still read all the words on the package.


Date JAN 6,2014

Summary Location change

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