National Museum of American History
P.O. Box 37012
Suite 1100, MRC 601
Constitution Ave., between 12th and 14th Sts., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. 20013-7012
13 cu. ft.: 9 boxes.
Images on advertising cards often depict ethnic groups in stereotypical fashion. Miscellaneous business ephemera and advertising material related to soap. Includes substantial material from larger soap manufacturers, such as Procter & Gamble, Lever Brothers, and Colgate. Also, patents, trademarks, general correspondence, material on soap machinery, soap recipes, soap premiums, photographs of soap bars and wrappers, bills and receipts, and a checkerboard advertising lye products. Since many soap manufacturers also made candles, candles and related products are found in this series: e.g., baking powder, baking soda, yeast, polish, leather preservatives, grease neets foot oil, hides, tallow, wool skins, etc.; also products associated with the laundry, including starch, bluing, washing powders, and washing fluids