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Object ID 002110

Object Name Jap Rose Soap

Object Desc A Yellow and blue box containing soap made by Proctor and Gamble.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001622

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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords Jap Rose Soap,Proctor & Gamble,bar soap,cleaning,grooming,

Title Jap Rose Soap

Description It is a yellow and blue box that contains soap that was made by Proctor and Gamble. The front and back are the same. To the right is an image of woman rubbing her hands. She maybe Japanese because how she is dress and ahs a flower in her hair. To the left it says "Jap Rose Soap For Complexion Hair and Bath." The top and bottom say:" Jap Rose Soap. Transparent. Contains Pure Clycerine." The right and left sides say,"Jap Rose. Kirk Products Made by Procter and Gabme, U.S.A."


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.5

Length 3.5

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Proctor and Gamble

Maker Details William Procter, a candlemaker, and James Gamble, a soapmaker, both born in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, emigrated from England and Ireland respectively. They settled in Cincinnati initially and met when they married sisters, Olivia and Elizabeth Norris. Alexander Norris, their father-in-law, called a meeting in which he persuaded his new sons-in-law to become business partners. On October 31, 1837, as a result of the suggestion, Procter & Gamble was created.In the 1880s, Procter & Gamble began to market a new product, an inexpensive soap that floats in water. The company called the soap Ivory. William Arnett Procter, William Procter's grandson, began a profit-sharing program for the company's workforce in 1887. By giving the workers a stake in the company, he correctly assumed that they would be less likely to go on strike. The company still exists today and is considered an International business.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1622



Date MAY 7,2014

Summary poor

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Main problem is that half the box is stained beyond repair. It has discolored much of the box because of the stain.