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Object ID 002091

Object Name Palmolive Hotel Soap

Object Desc A green package of Palmolive Soap that was placed at the Auditorium Hotel in Chicago.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001604

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Auditorium Hotel,Palmolive Hotel Soap,soap,bar soap,Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,

Title Palmolive Hotel Soap

Description A green and black package that contains soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front of the package is stamped on the green paper "Auditorium Hotel. Chicago." It is then held together by black glossy paper that says "Palmolive. Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Off. and other countries." the left side ont he black strip is the trademark information again. To the right is the Company name. On the back where it is held together it says "A century of progress 1933 Chicago." It has an sphere image that looks like saturn in the centure of the stamp.


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.5

Length 2

Width 0.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

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.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. Colgate-Palmolive Company still exists today.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1604



Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Mainly there is staining on the back of the package surrounding the stamp. There sides have some slight staining.


Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin