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Moore's Sheet Soap

1998.6072 (RS233679)

Description

Small book of soap sheets or leaves with front and back paper cover held together with metal staple. The cover is yellow, printed with the text "Moore's Sheet or Book Soap" and an illlustration of a woman using a washing bowl. The back cover is also yellow with an illustration of a crowd of people in Victorian dress and a car in a park or outdoor venue. The phrase "Endorsed By The General Public" appears below the illustration. The interior of front and back covers are printed with information and indorsements of the product. Manufactured by Moore Brothers Company, New York.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1890-1915
Inscriptions
"MOORE'S SHEET OR BOOK SOAP" / " ENDORSED BY THE GENERAL PUBLIC." (printed)
"MOORE'S SOAP LEAVES / [illustration of hands holding book of soap leaves] / Made up in book form for the vest pocket or for the ladies hand bag. / [see photo for additional text]" (printed)
"A Unique Sanitary Invention / Commending Itself To All / Purely Vegetable / Leaf Toilet Soap / [see photo for additional text]" (printed)
Location of origin
New York
Material
paper (fiber product)
soap (organic material)
staples
Object type
Toilet Articles; Hygiene Artifacts
Descriptive terms
paper (fiber product)
Soap
soap (organic material)
staples
Dimensions
3 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1998.6072
Credit Line
Sarah Moore Field Collection
GUSN
310506

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