Procter & Gamble Company Product Packaging Collection, 1940s-1970s
Procter & Gamble Company
Deskey, Donald 1894-
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI)
2 cu. ft. : 7 boxes
Established in 1837, Procter & Gamble began as a soap and candle company in Cincinnati, Ohio, and has since grown to include other personal and household cleansers, cosmetics, pet food, laundry products, and multiple other products. It developed and began marketing Ivory Soap in 1879.
Collection is comprised of sample packages, and signs for Procter & Gamble products. The samples were for test marketing product names. Some of the products have the date stamped on the item. The industrial designer Donald Deskey designed a number of the packages. Most of the materials are personal care products, but there is a substantial amount of household products.
Procter & Gamble Company Product Packaging Collection, 1940s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
2003.3058 (NMAH Acc.)
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