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Object ID 002495

Object Name Goblin Soap Bar and Wrapper

Object Desc One brown bar of rectangular soap and a piece of paper for Goblin Soap made by the Cudahy Soap Works. Paper has illustrations of goblins and has a waxy coating. Appears the paper wrapped around the soap inside of a missing box.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002150a-b

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 1910s

End Year Range 1920s

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Goblin Soap,soap,cleaning,Cudahy Soap Works,goblins,

Title Goblin Soap Bar and Wrapper

Description A: One bar of soap. Rectangular and brown in color. Embossed on center of front and back is text "GOBLIN". Raised edge on front and back. B: Paper is waxy. Has illustration of children and goblins holding hands in a circle at center with grass in front. At top of circle is goblin holding soap and box. Text in center of circle about product and its uses with text at bottom "Cudahy Soap Works" At top left and right edges on either side of goblin is more text.


Approx Collection Date

Height 0.88

Length 0

Width 3

Depth 2.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions are for A: Soap Bar B: 9 1/2" H x 6 3/4" W

Quantity 0



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Cudahy Soap Works

Maker Details Started at the Cudahy Packing Company in Chicago, Illinois. Company later changed its name to Cudahy Soap Works. Also produced Old Dutch Cleanser. Found little information on the actual soap - various ads online were printed in the 1910s-1920s.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2150a-b



Date JUN 12,2014

Summary fair

Assessor BN

Notes A: Soap is scratched and worn. Cracks formed under surface layer. Looks as if it was dropped. At front edge there appears to be writing in ink across. B: Paper is wrinkled and creased. Waxy coating is worn. Discoloration and thining of paper layer, possibly original from being wrapped around soap. Hole at lower left quadrant and tear about 1/2" above that. At lower left quadrant there is some ink that has rubbed off onto paper


Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 12,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 24 from H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit - 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