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Object ID 001536

Object Name P&G White Naphtha Soap

Object Desc A blue and white package that contains soap made by Procter and Gamble.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001260

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General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Procter & Gamble,soap,P&G White Naphtha Soap,Procter, William,Gamble, James,cleaning products,bar soap,laundry,naphtha,

Title P&G White Naphtha 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 "the white Naphtha 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 it has a crest in the top center that says it was "test and approved by Good Housekeeping institute, Good Housekeeping Magazine." then it states "P and G is a fine white soap recommended for laundry, dishes and general cleaning. Washing with P and G is the thrifty way to get white clothes sparkling white-- extra dirty clothes really clean. Its quick, active suds are safe for washable colors and for your hands. P and G White Naphtha is the largest selling bar laundry soap in America."


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Height 1.25

Length 4

Width 2.75

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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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.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY001260



Date FEB 19,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Edgewear along the seams of the package. Lots of creases. It is somewhat stains and has seen a bit of water damage along the bottom.