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Object ID 003116

Object Name Wrisley's Gardenia Bar Soap

Object Desc Green paper wrapped gardienia bar soap.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002815

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Personal Care


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 3, Shelf 4

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords bar soap,Wrisley's,gardenia,soap,

Title Wrisley's Gardenia Bar Soap

Description Green paper wrapped bar soap; front has a picture of a gardian and the words: Wrisley's Grdenia; back Says: a fine shite toilet soap scented with the fragrence of Gardinai Wrisley Made in USA


Approx Collection Date

Height 1

Length 3.5

Width 2.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

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Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wrisley

Maker Details Allen B. Wrisley of 6801 W. 65th St. Chicago; launched a range of fragrances; also had a branch in New York. Wrisley seems to have had its start in the 1890s, they sold toiletries, like soaps, colognes, bath tablets, bath crystals, face creams, tooth powders, dusting powders and perfumes.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2815



Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Megan Hindman

Notes A few scratches and stains on paper; both ends opening


Date MAR 20,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3 from On-Site Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 4 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin