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Object ID 003607

Object Name Fels-Naptha Soap

Object Desc Brown cardboard box originally containing Fels-Naptha soap. Box has red borders, a red printed background, and a green four sided shape with the words "Fels-Naptha Soap."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY003227

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords soap,Fels-Naptha Soap,cleaning supplies,laundry,

Title Fels-Naptha Soap

Description Brown container with red trim, red lettered background reading Fels-Naptha Soap, and green four-sided shape with Fels-Naptha Soap in large letters. On two sides of the box there are green circles with information such as "Washes everything washable, cleans everything cleanable," and "Powerful for work and dissolves all dirt and grease." Originally contained 10 bars.


Approx Collection Date

Height 5

Length 12

Width 3.5

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details height measured from the shorter side.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Fels & Co.

Maker Details Located in Philadelphia. Soap was created in 1894, and is still around, as of 2011. Marketed as a pre-treatment for stains and was also used as a home remedy for posion ivy, posion oak, and other irritants like these. Good for laundry, but not for personal use.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY3227



Date SEP 12,2015

Summary Poor

Assessor Rachel Niswander

Notes One heavily taped corner.Torn bottom, missing a chunk. Edges and corners are worn and torn. Clear tape has been used to repair/reinforce portions of the box.