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Ne manquez pas l'offre de brosse "Beauty Brush" du Savron Ivory / Une valeur épatante. [Print advertising.] Lu Presse, Montreal, Canada. 1939

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 32.5 x 26.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Date:
1939
Topic:
Brushes
Premiums (Retail trade)
Women in advertising
Soap
Local number:
Ivorydata4 662
0207910666 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Ad includes photographs of woman and large scrub brush for use in the bath and a smaller brush.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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The story of soap

Author:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1948
C1948]
Topic:
Soap trade--History
Procter & Gamble Company--History
Call number:
HD9999.S74 P75s 1948
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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The Folger's coffee silver collection : antique English silver service and accessories / presented by the Procter & Gamble company

Author:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
102 p. : chiefly ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1980
1980?]
Topic:
Silverwork--Exhibitions
Coffeepots--Exhibitions
Call number:
NK7143.A1 F66
NK7143.A1F66
Notes:
Includes index.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Procter & Gamble Company Product Packaging Collection, 1940s-1970s

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Designer:
Deskey, Donald 1894-
Collector:
Science, Medicine and Society, Division of (NMAH, SI)
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. : 7 boxes
Type:
Packaging
Collection descriptions
Date:
1946
1946-1980
1940s-1970s
Topic:
Advertising
Soap
Local number:
2003.3058 (NMAH Acc.)
Notes:
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.
Summary:
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.
Cite as:
Procter & Gamble Company Product Packaging Collection, 1940s-1970s, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden 1984-1985

Landscape architects:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.
Architects:
Kohn Pedersen Fox (Firm)
Nurserymen:
Ammon Nursery
Physical description:
1 folder+ 94 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Ohio, Hamilton County, Cincinnati
Ohio
Cincinnati
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
Date:
1982
1982-1985
1984-1985
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
OH051000
Notes:
Designed by Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc., this urban garden plaza covers two city blocks and was completed in 1985. Highly structured, formal, and symmetrical, it also lends a romantic touch to its large scale city setting. Matched tree groupings, a bosque, and display beds that change with the seasons surround and complement rectangular grass parterres. Wisteria-covered pergolas enclose walkways on the perimeters of the site.
Persons and firms associated with the garden include: Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc. (landscape architects, 1982-1985); Kohn Pedersen Fox (architects); and the Ammon Nursery (nurserymen).
Summary:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of articles about the garden.
Publications:
Garden has been featured in Landscape Architecture in Ohio: Designs for Livable Places (Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects, 1985), p. 12
Garden has been featured in the Cincinnati Enquirer, March 24, 1987
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens
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Into a second century with Procter & Gamble

Author:
Procter & Gamble Company
Subject:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
50 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1944
1944]
Topic:
Soap trade
Call number:
HD9999.S74 P755 1944
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Procter & Gamble : the house that Ivory built / by the editors of Advertising age

Subject:
Procter & Gamble Company History
Physical description:
234 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Soap trade--History
Call number:
HD9999.S74P75 1988X
Notes:
Includes index.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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It floats; the story of Procter & Gamble

Author:
Lief, Alfred 1901-
Subject:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
338 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1958
[1958]
Call number:
HD9999.S911 P749X
HD9999.S911P749X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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A Procter & Gamble Product.. [Print advertising.] Staten Island Advance. 1926

Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item b&w 38.5 x 17 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Place:
Staten Island (New York, N.Y.)
Date:
1926
Topic:
Soap factories
Local number:
245472
Ivorydata4 1329
0307910134 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Caption: "A Procter & Gamble Product...". Illustration of Staten Island factory.
Published 5 May 1926. Brittle.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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American paintings at Procter & Gamble : the historic Cincinnati collection / [John Wilson]

American paintings at Procter and Gamble
Author:
Wilson, John
Procter & Gamble Company
Subject:
Procter & Gamble Company Art collections
Physical description:
123 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Ohio
Cincinnati
Date:
1999
C1999
Topic:
Painting, American
Painters
Call number:
ND235.C5 W55 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Eyes on tomorrow : the evolution of Procter & Gamble / by Oscar Schisgall

Author:
Schisgall, Oscar 1901-
Subject:
Procter & Gamble Company History
Physical description:
xii, 295 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
Topic:
Soap trade--History
Call number:
HD9999.S74P766X
Notes:
Includes index.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
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Soap Shipping Crate

Referenced business:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
ink (crate label material)
wood (substrate material)
Measurements:
crate label: 12 in x 17 3/4 in; 30.48 cm x 45.085 cm
Object Name:
crate label
Place Made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Subject:
Food
Agriculture
Crate Labels
Credit Line:
L.E. Leininger
ID Number:
1979.0441.302
Catalog number:
1979.0441.302
Accession number:
1979.0441
Description (Brief):
This shipping crate side contained Ivory soap flakes manufactured by the Procter & Gamble Company of Cincinnati, Ohio during the early 20th century. Soap flakes combined with water could be used for a variety of cleaning tasks
Location:
Currently not on view
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Work and Industry: Agriculture
Crate Labels
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Prell Radiant Shampoo

Maker:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical Description:
cardboard (box material)
metal (bottle material)
plastic (lid material)
Measurements:
overall: 14.7 cm x 3.5 cm x 2.8 cm; 5 13/16 in x 1 3/8 in x 1 1/8 in
overall, box: 1 3/8 in x 5 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 3.4925 cm x 14.605 cm x 2.8575 cm
overall, tube: 5 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in x 7/8 in; 13.97 cm x 3.81 cm x 2.2225 cm
Object Name:
shampoo
cosmetic
Object Type:
Cosmetics
Place made:
United States: Ohio, Cincinnati
Date made:
ca 1957
Subject:
Hair Care Products
Health & Medicine
Hair Care Products
Credit Line:
The Fournet Drugstore Collection
ID Number:
1985.0475.207
Catalog number:
1985.0475.207
Accession number:
1985.0475
Description:
Prell Shampoo was introduced by Procter & Gamble, of Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1947. This particular tube of Concentrated Prell Radiant Shampoo dates to around 1957 and was likely designed by Donald Deskey, a pioneer of modern industrial design. Deskey created packaging for many Procter & Gamble products, including the well-known Crest tube of toothpaste, Jif peanut butter, and Tide detergent.
Earlier in his career, Deskey designed the interior of Radio City Music Hall and worked on the 1939 New York World’s Fair. In the year before his death, Deskey gave some of his papers to the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt Museum in New York City.
Prell’s viscous green liquid and unbreakable bottle, featured in memorable advertising, made it fodder for many references in entertainment including television shows like Drawn Together, Seinfeld and The Simpsons. In the 1996 movie The Rock, Prell was used to represent the deadly VX gas. Prell was one of the highest selling shampoos in 1977 and is still sold today (2012) by Ultimark Products.
Location:
Currently not on view
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Hair Care Products
Data Source:
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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104 Ivory Soap Dispensers serve the washrooms of the new Potomac Electric Power Company Building. [Print advertising.] Buildings and Building Management, 1931

Advertiser:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 30 x 23 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Photographs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1931
Topic:
Soap
Local number:
Ivorydata4 623
0207910617 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Building exterior, sinks, and dispenser.
Published 27 July 1931.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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The Story of Ivory Soap: Scientific Supervision. [Print advertising.] American Federationist. 1925

Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item b&w 21 x 14.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1925
Topic:
Soap factories
Local number:
244678
Ivorydata4 535
0207910525 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Caption: "The Story of Ivory Soap: Scientific Supervision". Building housing Research Division of Procter & Gamble pictured.
Published July 1925. Glue stains.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Gets Along Well With People. [Print advertising.] 1939

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 31.5 x 20 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1939
Topic:
Endorsements in advertising
Nurses
Soap
Local number:
244150
Ivorydata4 7
0207910660 (Scan No.)
Summary:
With reproduction of a photograph of a seated nurse.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Only 1 [cent]. [Print advertising.] 1939

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 32 x 25.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Comics
Date:
1939
Topic:
Snowmen
Premiums (Retail trade)
Soap
Local number:
Ivorydata4 12
0207910665 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Illustration of snowman with legs next to bar of Ivory Soap.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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[Yiddish language ad with woman in pretty dress at piano--for Ivory Flakes.] [Print advertising.] 1924

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, b&w, 32 x 24 cm
Culture:
Jews United States
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1924
Topic:
Women in advertising
Piano
Soap
Yiddish
Local number:
Ivorydata4 15
0207910003 (Scan No.)
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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Some like them hot. [Print advertising.] Literary Digest. 1929

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, col., 30.5 x 22 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1929
Topic:
Men
Male employees
Local number:
Ivorydata4 21
0207910009 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Illustration: Man waking up, going to work, getting ready for bed.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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The sunny side of seven. [Print advertising.] 1929

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company
Physical description:
1 item, col., 30.5 x 21.5 cm
Type:
Print advertising
Date:
1929
Topic:
Morning
Family
Local number:
Ivorydata4 23
0207910011 (Scan No.)
Summary:
Photograph: Men and women waking up.
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection 1883-1998
Data Source:
Archives Center - NMAH
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