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Object ID 001888

Object Name Mirabeau Cocoa Bath Toilet Soap

Object Desc It is a blue, white, and red box that used to contain soap made by Lincoln Chemical Works Corp. in Chicago, Ill.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001480

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Mirabeau Cocoa Bath Soap,Lincoln Chemical Works Corp.,Toilet Soap,bar soap,soap,

Title Mirabeau Cocoa Bath Toilet Soap

Description It is a teal, white and red box that contained soap at one time. It was made by the Lincoln Chemical Works Corp. in Chicago, Ill. The front and back have the same image. It is an image of a woman with short hair in profile form with her shadow behind her. Her face is surrounded by an oval design frame with olive leaves. Below the image in says "Mirabeau Cocoa Bath Toliet Soap." The entire front is then framed by white boxes in the corner and white circles in the center. The top and bottom say: "Lincoln Chemical Works 'A Corporation' established in 1886 Chicago, Ill." The left side says: "This soap is scientifically made of the best materials obtainable. The perfume lasts to the end of each cake." The right side says: "This soap is intended for the use of discriminating ladies. It is pure and as neutral as it is possible to make it. No expense is spared in the preparation."


Approx Collection Date

Height 3.25

Length 2

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Lincoln Chemical Works Corp.

Maker Details Lincoln Chemical Works was established in 1886 and had an extensive product line of toiletries and remedies that they encouraged every day workers to sell for them in their spare time, somewhat like Mary Kay Cosmetics. An ad in Popular Mechanics Magazine from 1922 read, BIG Money Makers. Large factory offers you big profits on 150 fast sellers. Toilet gift sets, flavoring extracts, remedies, soaps bring you $8.00 to $25.00 daily. Howe of Illinois makes $4.00 an hour. Sample outfit free to workers. Lincoln Chemical Works. Lincoln Chemical Works founder Dr. Robert Blumer born in Germany 1866, died in Chicago 1946.

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Image Caption CMY001480



Date APR 2,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some edgewear at the corners of the seams. There is some staining throuhout the box. Some minor creases and fading.