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Object ID 002161

Object Name Woodbury Soap 2 pack

Object Desc Two pack of a four pack of Woodbury Soap made by the Woodbury Soap Company

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001667

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 15

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

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

Title Woodbury Soap 2 pack

Description It is a two pack of Woodbury Soap that is supposed to be a four pack that was made by the Woodbury Soap Company. The front and back has an image of a "greek-like" woman holding a hand mirror. Below it says "Woodbury for the skin you love to touch." In the top left corner in pink blurb "1 cent sale. 1 cake 1 cent with 3 at regular price." The top and bottom all say "Woodbury Beauty-Bath Size." The left and right sides hold the four bars together with blue stickers. It says "1 cent Sale to introduce Woodbury Bath Size. 1 cake only 1 cent with 3 at regular price." Then it has a price box for the price to be written in.


Approx Collection Date

Height 2.25

Length 3.75

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

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 CMY1667



Date MAY 12,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes It is missing its other two cakes in the package. Minor edge-wear to the package. The stickers that are supposed to be attached are at the most risk. Some staining on the packages.


Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 17 from Room 4 - automatic entry by admin

Date MAY 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 24 from Room 7, Shelf 17 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 15 from Room 7, Shelf 24 - automatic entry by admin