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Object ID 002108

Object Name Palmolive Sheridan Hotel Soap

Object Desc A small green and black package of Palmolive Soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001620

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Sheridan Hotel,Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,Palmolive Sheridan Hotel Soap,soap,bar soap,grooming,cleaning,

Title Palmolive Sheridan Hotel Soap

Description A small green and black package that was located at the Sheridan Hotel in Minneapolis, MN and was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front says "Sheridan Hotel Minneapolis. Minn. 450 Rooms." on the green paper. On the black is says "Palmolive Trade Mark Reg. U.S. Pat. Off. By Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Made in U.S.A." The back says "Only hotel in Minneapolis with a garage in the building."


Approx Collection Date

Height 1.25

Length 2

Width 0.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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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.

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Image Caption CMY1620



Date MAY 7,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some slight edge-wear at the corners of the package. Slight staining on the front.