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Archival Anecdotes: Good Clean Fun


March 29, 2021

Lithograph designed by George Schlegel.

Soapine was on the market from 1827 to 1952. One of their hallmark modes of advertising was through illustrated trading cards as seen above. Found in Elsie Kerr's collection of postcards and keepsakes.

Some might argue that the most important invention in human history was soap.

Indeed, soaps made for fewer infections and greatly improved personal hygiene.

Soap also had great potential when it came to marketing. If nothing else, we can assume people liked the idea of cleanliness.

From 1827 to 1950, Soapine trading cards made their way across the country. There are several worth noting at t...

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