Moore's Sheet Soap

Collection Type

  • Household accessories

Date

1890-1915

GUSN

GUSN-310506

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

Descriptive Terms

soap (organic material)
soap (organic material)
paper (fiber product)
staples
Soap
Soap

Inscription

"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)

Additional Identification Number

1109

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

New York

Object Type

Toilet Articles; Hygiene Artifacts

Dimensions

3 7/8 x 2 1/8 x 1/4 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Sarah Moore Field Collection

Accession Number

1998.6072