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Object ID 002167

Object Name Woodbury Soap Small

Object Desc A small package of Woodbury soap that was a part of a four pack. It was made by Woodbury Soap Company.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001673

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General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 15

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

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

Title Woodbury Soap Small

Description It is a soap package that was apart of a four pack at one time. The front of the packages has an image of a "greek-like" woman cameo holding a hand mirror. Below the image is the name "Woodbury for the skin you love to touch." In the top left hand corner is says "1 cent sale. 1 cake 1 cent with 3 at regular price." The top and bottom all say Woodbury. The left and right sides say "to introduce new Woodbury Soap now blended with 7 beauty oils! 1 cent sale. 1 cake 1 cent with 3 at usual price." In the lower right hand corner is a blank spot to put the price. the stickers are not firmly attached because two of the soaps are missing. The back says "New, improved Woodbury Facial Soap now contains a precisous beauty cream ingredient plus seven other soothing face-cream emollients...more creamy mild lather than ever before...enchanting new bridal-flower fragrance...fresh new sea-spray color." It is trademarked and patented. Cininnati, Ohio. The Andrew Jergens Co.


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Height 3

Length 2

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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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 CMY1673



Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes There is some tearing at the left and right sides of the package. The three other soap packages are not attached. Some minor edge-wear at the corners.


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