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Object ID 002153

Object Name Woodbury Facial Soap

Object Desc One bar of Woodbury Facial Soap from a three pack made by the Woodbury Soap Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001659

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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 Woodbury (brand),Woodbury Soap Company,soap,cleaning,grooming,

Title Woodbury Facial Soap

Description A single bar of Woodbury Facial Soap that was a part of three pack. The front of the package says "Woodbury Facial Soap. For the Skin You Love to Touch." There top is blank. The left and right sides say "Woodbury." The bottom has a sticker from the three pack attached which continues onto the back, covering up the wording on the back. The sticker says "Woodbury Soap Be Thrifty. Buy...3."


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Height 3

Length 2

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Quantity 1



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Maker Woodbury Soap Company

Maker Details The Woodbury Soap Company is an American manufacturer of personal care products such as cold cream, facial cream, facial powder, after-shave talc and ear swabs. Founded in New York State in 1870, the company was sponsor to popular radio programs in the 1930s and 1940s. The John H. Woodbury company was established in 1870 in Albany, New a dermatologist.The company was still in New York in 1901, making and retailing soap, when the Andrews Jergens Company (now themselves a subsidiary of Kao) purchased the company which owned the soap brand, and moved the headquarters to Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1931, Woodbury Soap signed singer Bing Crosby, and later Bob Hope.[7] In 1936, Woodbury soap was the first product to use a picture of a nude woman in its advertisements. That same year, they were a sponsor of the radio program Paul Whiteman's Musical Varieties on WJZ in New York City, and later sponsored Mr. and Mrs. North, the 1940s radio show about husband-and-wife crime solvers.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1659



Date MAY 12,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Relatively in good condition. There is some adhesive on the top from the sticker that was once there. Some minor edgewear and stains throughout.