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Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden

Landscape architect:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Architect:
Kohn Pedersen Fox (Firm)  Search this
Nurserymen:
Ammon Nursery  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets and copies of articles about the garden.
General:
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).
Related Materials:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden related holdings consist of 1 folder (94 35 mm. slides)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File OH051
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6325f712f-1bcc-429c-88f0-a315706edb3c
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15404

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: aerial view of site at beginning of garden development.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (black-and-white, 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1982.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Aerial views  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Construction sites  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051004
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e6e05309-9197-436d-aa83-73e1b33ae05b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15742

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: aerial view of completed garden site.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1984.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Aerial views  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Avenues  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Roads  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051008
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6ee153bb3-f647-4bd7-bc49-4d9cbb0f72e9
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15743

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: garden construction, showing tree placement.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1983.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Trucks  Search this
Construction sites  Search this
Trees  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Men  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051012
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb64386b93f-14b7-4154-b250-4f5e582209ee
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15744

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: the completed garden in spring, showing bulb and perennnial beds and wisteria-covered pergolas.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1985.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Pergolas  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Stepping stones  Search this
Buildings  Search this
Vines  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Wisteria  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051015
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb60f080b0b-ea3d-43c6-bb30-c95fd4c2bfe0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15745

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden: the garden, with headquarters buildings in background.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1985.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Tulips  Search this
Bulbs  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Fountains  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051036
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6454c9df2-c2cf-479c-a391-c7d74e10feb2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15746

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: fountain.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1985.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Fountains  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Lawns  Search this
Climbing plants  Search this
Flower beds  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051050
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62091108a-61ca-41d7-8686-6f2ba949de46
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15747

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: geraniums and pergolas.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1985.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Buildings  Search this
Geraniums  Search this
Pergolas  Search this
Flagpoles  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051052
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb62c839b8f-96a3-49e3-b03f-53bc80275b65
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15748

[Proctor & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden]: aerial view showing pavement design, hardscaping, and tree placement.

Photographer:
Bentley Meisner Associates, Inc.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col., 35 mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Place:
Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden (Cincinnati, Ohio)
United States of America -- Ohio -- Hamilton County -- Cincinnati
Date:
1985.
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Plan views  Search this
Formal gardens  Search this
Urban parks  Search this
Gardens -- Ohio -- Cincinnati  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, Item OH051057
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Ohio / OH051: Cincinnati -- Procter & Gamble Company International Headquarters Garden
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb684d1f2c9-8300-43b9-a8e3-2e1f8d197cf2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref15749

Your Skin Will Love Camay's Caressing Care! [Print advertising.]

Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Baden, Gary  Search this
Baden, Sandra  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (col., 27.5 x 21.5 cm.)
Container:
Box 2, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Print advertising
Photographs
Scope and Contents:
Caption: "Your Skin Will Love Camay's Caressing Care!" For Camay Cold Cream. Mrs. Charles J. Gossner featured.
Local Numbers:
245308

Ivorydata4 1165

03061134 (Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Women  Search this
Wedding  Search this
Skin -- Care and hygiene  Search this
Endorsements in advertising  Search this
Complexion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Photographs -- Reproductions
Collection Citation:
The Sandra and Gary Baden Collection of Celebrity Endorsements in Advertising, 1897-1979, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
See more items in:
Sandra and Gary Baden Collection of Celebrity Endorsements in Advertising
Sandra and Gary Baden Collection of Celebrity Endorsements in Advertising / Series 4: Society, Fashion, Royalty / Mrs. Charles J. Gossner
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep84006e36a-2275-4b37-982e-1e93b6c08db7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0611-ref3267

Business of Design 2014 | Digital Life

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-06T18:19:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_-kU52SpC8V0

Business of Design 2014 | Internal vs External Teams

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-06T18:18:39.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Jq9Gr4VxtYk

Business of Design 2014 | Proactivity

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-06T18:17:59.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_O_3jyOgDYSQ

Business of Design 2014 | Talent

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-06T18:18:53.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_RC4ZYEyZcHM

Business of Design 2014 | Feedback & Intuition

Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-07-06T18:19:51.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Design  Search this
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cooperhewitt
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
YouTube Channel:
cooperhewitt
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_vSlMiXTj4_8

Ivory Soap--It Floats. [Print advertising.]

Donor:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Advertiser:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Names:
King Cole  Search this
Collection Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (b&w, 22 x 14 cm.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 7 (1906)
Type:
Archival materials
Print advertising
Date:
1906
Scope and Contents:
Illustration: Old King Cole on throne.
Local Numbers:
Ivorydata4 361

0207910351 (Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Nursery rhymes  Search this
Soap  Search this
Purity  Search this
Royalty  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Collection Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
See more items in:
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection / Series 1: Ivory Soap Products Advertisements / Advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep89bf56637-4a50-4bca-8741-c916a9f0c72b
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0791-ref1915

Ivory Soap 99 44/100% Pure. [Print advertising.]

Advertiser:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Artist:
Rae, John  Search this
Collection Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (b&w, 25 x 16 cm.)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 7 (1921)
Type:
Archival materials
Print advertising
Date:
1921
Scope and Contents:
Illustration: Mother bathing baby in basin, older child with toy duck looking on.
Local Numbers:
Ivorydata4 511

0207910501 (Scan No.)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment. Reproduction restrictions due to copyright.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Mothers  Search this
Toys  Search this
Children  Search this
Baths  Search this
Hair -- Care and hygiene  Search this
hands -- Care and hygiene  Search this
Complexion  Search this
Genre/Form:
Print advertising
Collection Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
See more items in:
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection / Series 1: Ivory Soap Products Advertisements / Advertisements
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88caac797-0c2b-49d3-96bf-0070eceacc45
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0791-ref2065

Ivory Soap Advertising Collection

Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Extent:
10 Cubic feet (30 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Advertisements
Photomechanical reproductions
Date:
1883-1998
Summary:
Print advertisements covering almost the entire history of Ivory Soap, including advertisements designed by artists including Jesse Wilcox Smith, Elizabeth Shippen Green, and J. C. Leyendecker.
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of print advertising and publications covering almost the entire history of Ivory Soap. Researchers may use this collection to examine the evolution of advertising strategies and techniques from the very early days of mass-produced brand-name consumer products to the present. From the beginning, Ivory advertisements proclaimed the product's "99 and 44/100%" purity, its ability to float, and its versatility. The collection, however, is much more than a glimpse into advertising history. It is an extremely rich resource for a wide range of cultural studies. Ivory advertising was primarily aimed at women, and it contains many images of women, babies, and young children. The depictions reflect contemporary attitudes toward class structure, race, immigrants and residents of other countries, cleanliness, and domestic relationships. The advertisements often play upon the guilt of women, suggesting that their main concerns should be their husbands, children, and dishpan hands. Many advertisements associate cleanliness with social and religious propriety, physical fitness, and athleticism. There also are many images of men and women performing every-day tasks in gender-defined situations.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series.

Series 1: Ivory Soap Products Advertisements, 1883-1998, undated

Series 2: Publications, 1883-1969, undated
Biographical / Historical:
In 1837, candle maker William Procter and soap maker James Gamble formed a partnership in Cincinnati, Ohio, to sell their products. The new company prospered, and by 1859 Procter & Gamble sales reached one million dollars. Contracts with the United States Army during the Civil War to supply soap and candles increased Procter & Gamble's customer base and reputation. In 1879, James Norris Gamble, son of the founder, developed an inexpensive pure white soap. A factory worker who forgot to shut off the soap-making machine when he left for lunch inadvertently improved the product. When he returned, the soap mixture was frothy due to the air that had been whipped into it, and the resulting soap cakes floated in water. There was immediate demand for the "floating soap." After considering many names for the new product, Harley Procter, son of the founder, finally named the soap "Ivory" after Psalms 45:8: "All thy garments smell of myrrh and aloes and cassia, out of the ivory palaces whereby they have made thee glad." Chemical analyses of the soap in 1882 revealed that 56/100 of the ingredients were not pure soap. Harley Procter subtracted that amount from one hundred and the slogan "99 and 44/100% pure" was born. The first ads appeared in 1882 in The Independent, a weekly newspaper.

Innovations in production, distribution, and market research contributed to Procter & Gamble's success. Procter & Gamble also developed other products such as Ivory Flakes, Chipso (the first dishwasher soap), and Crisco. By 1945, Procter & Gamble had become a nearly $350 million company. The company also was an innovator in advertising, developing creative print advertisements aimed at different target groups, sponsoring radio shows and comic strips, and airing its first television commercial (for Ivory Soap) during the first televised major league baseball game. Procter & Gamble is now a global company, selling more than 250 products, including Ivory Soap, to five billion customers in 130 countries.
Related Materials:
Several collections in the Archives Center have materials relating to Ivory Soap. The J. Walter Wilkinson Papers contain art he created for Ivory Soap advertisements. The Ivory Soap 1940 Essay Contest Collection consists of documents relating to the contest and its winner, Helen Nixon. The Procter & Gamble Product Packaging Collection, 1940s-1970s, includes Ivory brand products. The Warshaw Collection of Business Americana's "Soap" subject category contains documents relating to Procter & Gamble and other manufacturers. About twenty-five per cent of the advertisements in this collection are reproduced in the Archives Center's digital image library.
Separated Materials:
Artifacts donated to the Division of Medicine and Science.
Provenance:
Procter & Gamble donated this collection to the Archives Center, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution on October 24, 2001.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
advertising  Search this
Soap  Search this
Genre/Form:
Advertisements -- 20th century
Photomechanical reproductions
Advertisements -- 19th century
Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0791
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Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep88550648b-e85c-4b62-9ccb-f8e6872e4a86
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0791
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Fine Fabrics: Their Selection and Care

Collection Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1931
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
See more items in:
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection / Series 2: Publications / 2.5: Other Uses for Ivory Soap
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep80ed82c78-bb86-4ae2-96af-37512d84d084
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0791-ref1000

Plant Pests: How to Overcome Them

Collection Creator:
Procter & Gamble Company  Search this
Leyendecker, J. C., 1874-1951  Search this
Smith, Jessie Willcox, 1863-1935  Search this
Elliott, Elizabeth Shippen Green  Search this
Container:
Box 7, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Ivory Soap Collection, 1883-1998, undated; Archives Center, National Museum of American History. Gift of Procter & Gamble.
See more items in:
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection
Ivory Soap Advertising Collection / Series 2: Publications / 2.5: Other Uses for Ivory Soap
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep8bbc36f6d-e975-4645-ae7e-c4d03e6ccbdb
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0791-ref1001

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