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Object ID 002094

Object Name Palmolive Soap

Object Desc A green and black package that contains soap made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001607

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 Palmolive (brand),Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,soap,cleaning,bar soap,grooming,

Title Palmolive Soap

Description It is mainly a green and black paper package that contains soap made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front says in yellow letters "Palmolive." The back says in a yellow stamp hold the black strip to the green paper "Palmolive Reg. US. Pat. Off. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Jeresy City, N.J. Made in U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2

Length 3

Width 1

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 CMY1607



Date MAY 7,2014

Summary poor

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes There is a huge rip on the front of the package that extends across the length of the soap.


Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit from Bay View Pharmacy - automatic entry by admin