Object ID 001522
Object Name P&G White Laundry Soap
Object Desc A blue and white soap package made by Procter and Gamble.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001243
General Category History
Category Cleaning Products
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1940
End Year Range 1946
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Gamble, James,P&G White Naphtha Soap,Procter & Gamble,Procter, William,cleaning,bar soap,laundry,soap,
Title P&G White Laundry Soap
Description A blue and white package that was manufacturered by Procter and Gamble. The front of the package states "P and G" in white then "white laundry soap. Procter and Gamble. Made in U.S.A." in blue. It is patent by the US. The sides of the soap all say Pand G. The back of the package states "This is the new P and G White Laundry Soap. Because of conditions caused by the war, we are producing it in place of P and G The White Naphtha Soap. P and G's many friends will find this new soap as safe for washable colors as ever, and still easier on hands. It has all the cleansing power which has made P and G the largest-selling bar soap in the world. You'll like it for laundry, dishes and cleaning." the near the bottom on the back it says P and G white laundry soap again.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Procter and Gamble
Maker Details William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker, both born in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, emigrated from England and Ireland respectively. They settled in Cincinnati initially and met when they married sisters, Olivia and Elizabeth Norris. Alexander Norris, their father-in-law, called a meeting in which he persuaded his new sons-in-law to become business partners. On October 31, 1837, as a result of the suggestion, Procter & Gamble was created.In the 1880s, Procter & Gamble began to market a new product, an inexpensive soap that floats in water. The company called the soap Ivory. William Arnett Procter, William Procter's grandson, began a profit-sharing program for the company's workforce in 1887. By giving the workers a stake in the company, he correctly assumed that they would be less likely to go on strike. The company still exists today and is considered an International business.
Date FEB 19,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Edge wear and creases along the seams of the package. It is starting to fray in the corners. It is stained and dusty.