Object ID 001590
Object Name Pure Green Arrow Soap
Object Desc A red, white, and green box of soap that was made by the Palmolive Company
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001295
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 soap,Pure Green Arrow Soap,Palmolive Company.,laundry,cleaning,boxes,bar soap,naphtha,
Title Pure Green Arrow Soap
Description A red, white, and green soap box that is made out of cardboard. It was manufactured by the Palmolive Company. The front and back have the same label. It says "Pure Green Arrow Soap. For laundry and household uses." In the middle is a red and white circle with red and white stripes blasting out from the center. Like a sun. Over that is a and image of an arrow going to the right. It is green. The top and bottom have the same red and white stripes coming from the center. However, it says "Made by The Palmolive Co. Milwaukee USA.' In a green rectangle. The bottom says "Contains Olive oil and naphtha." The sides are the same as the front and back of the label.
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Place of Origin
Maker Palmolive Company
Maker Details 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". Around the start of the 20th century Palmolive, which contained both palm and olive oils, was the world's best-selling soap. 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.
Date FEB 26,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes The box has faded in color. The red is more orange and the green is more teal. There is edgewear along the seams. Especially in the corners of the box.