Object ID 002139
Object Name Lilac Imperial Soap
Object Desc It is a green and purple paper label that contains toliet soap that was made by the Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001645
General Category History
Category Personal Care
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Bay View Pharmacy
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Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.,Lilac Imperial Soap,soap,cleaning,grooming,
Title Lilac Imperial Soap
Description It is a green and purple package that contains toilet soap that was made by Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. The front of the package says "Lilac Imperial" in purple and white. Below that is an image of a royal crown. At the bottom front it says "Colgate." On the back fo the back it says: "A White Perfumed Toilet Soap. 'Colgate and Lilac Imperial' US. Pat Off. Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co. Made in the USA." The top and the sides are blank.
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Place of Origin
Maker Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Co.
Maker Details In 1806, William Colgate, an English soap and candle maker, opened up a starch, soap and candle factory on Dutch Street in New York City under the name of "William Colgate & Company". 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". 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.
Date MAY 11,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Lots of edge-wear along the folded seams and at the corners of the package. The top and bottom folds are starting to unfold. Minor staining to the paper.