Object ID 001721
Object Name Colgate's Old Colonial Lavender Soap
Object Desc A paper label wrapped around a bar of soap. The label is white, red and black and was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001374
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Old Colonial brand,soap,Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,bar soap,cleaning,
Title Colgate's Old Colonial Lavender Soap
Description A paper label that is white, black and red that is wrapped around a bar of soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. On the front of the package it says "Colgate's Old Colonial Lavender Toilet Soap" in black and red. Then below it is an image of a 16th century gentlemen on one knee before a lady in front of a tree. The top of the packaging are blank. The sides say "A white perfumed toilet soap" in light blue. The back says "Colgate's reg. U.S. Pat. Off. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Made in U.S.A." The same image of the tree from the front is on the back.
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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.
Date MAR 12,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - automatic entry by admin