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Object ID 002177

Object Name Wrisley's Carnation Soap

Object Desc A pink and green with orange blossoms that was made by Wrisley.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001682

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 soap,cleaning,grooming,Allen B. Wrisley Co.,Wrisley's Carnation Soap,

Title Wrisley's Carnation Soap

Description It is a pink and green package of soap made by Wrisley. The front has an image of orange flowers below it says "Wrisley's Carnation." The back says "Fragrant carnation milled toilet soap by Wrisley made in USA." The top, bottom, and sides are all blank.


Approx Collection Date

Height 3

Length 2

Width 1

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Allen B. Wrisley Co.

Maker Details Not much could be found on this company. Around the turn of the 20th century it filed a lawsuit against the Iowa Soap Company for using the term "Our Country" on their laundry soap. Wrisley had laundry soap that was named "Old Country." They thought that Iowa Soap Company's name was too close to Wrisley's and was using the trademark. It ruled against Wrisley.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY1682



Date MAY 13,2014

Summary Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Some minor egde-wear at the folded seams. Minor stains as well.


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