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Pears' Soap / The Very Best. [On front of card: with profile portrait of actress Mary Anderson] [Point-of-purchase display.] 1885

view Pears' Soap / The Very Best. [On front of card: with profile portrait of actress Mary Anderson] [Point-of-purchase display.] 1885 digital asset number 1
Advertiser:
Pears' Soap
Subject:
Anderson, Mary Antoinette 1859-1940
Wilson, Erasmus, Sir 1809-1884
Beecher, Henry Ward 1813-1887
Langtry, Lilllie 1853-1929
Physical description:
1 item col., 24 x 17.5 cm
Type:
Paintings
Point-of-purchase displays
Advertising cards
Date:
1885
Notes:
Biography available in Wikipedia article.
Summary:
Portrait of woman in profile, with advertising text on verso, including testimonials from Henry Ward Beecher, Erasmus Wilson, Lillie Langtry, and others, showing signatures. This portrait depicts Mary Antoinette Anderson, a celebrated stage actress. The verso advertises "Pears' Soap / FOR TOILET AND NURSERY" and claims that it "Specially [sic] Prepared for the delicate skin of Ladies and Children..." Hanging device glued to verso.
Both sides of card shown in scan.
Topic:
Actresses
Advertising, Point-of-sale
Soap
Hands--Care and hygiene
Endorsements in advertising
Children
Complexion
Women in advertising
Local number:
Ivorydata4 1100
0300600267 (Scan No.)
See more items in:
Soap series, Warshaw Collection of Business Americana 1838-1953
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH

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