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Background imageSoap Collection: Morny Freres June Roses Advertisement

Morny Freres June Roses Advertisement
An illustrated advertisement for Morny Freres Limited, London based chemist-perfumers. The image promotes a range of toilet products fragrant with parfum, June Roses

Background imageSoap Collection: Poster advertising Sunlight Soap

Poster advertising Sunlight Soap -- for rest and leisure. Date: early 20th century

Background imageSoap Collection: Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester

Advertising card for Thoms Castile Soap of Manchester
Advertising card by Louis Wain for the Gold Medal-winning Thoms Castile Soap - the Best in the World - manufactured by David Thom & Co. Ltd. of Pendleton, Manchester

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Gossage Soap 1900

Advert / Gossage Soap 1900
Gossages Soap - the right sort

Background imageSoap Collection: Wrights Coal Tar Soap - WW1

Wrights Coal Tar Soap - WW1
Advertisement for Wrights Coal Tar Soap from the Great War showing a soldier and his wife or sweetheart bidding farewell to each other

Background imageSoap Collection: Advertisement for Vinolia Soap

Advertisement for Vinolia Soap - Mother! Mother!! Fidos eaten my soap!!! early 20th century

Background imageSoap Collection: Port Sunlight - a workers utopia

Port Sunlight - a workers utopia
Page from The Illustrated London News with photographs reporting on the model factory village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral, near Birkenhead

Background imageSoap Collection: Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire

Interior of tramshed, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire
Interior view of a tramshed at Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, showing various trams with advertising material: Jacobs Cream Crackers, Colmans Mustard, Lifebuoy Soap

Background imageSoap Collection: Carson Speaks 1913

Carson Speaks 1913
Edward Carson, leader of the Irish Unionists (1910-21) speaks out against Home Rule at a meeting in Belfast

Background imageSoap Collection: London - Piccadilly Circus in the 1920s

London - Piccadilly Circus in the 1920s
London - Piccadilly Circus photographed in 1924. The Trocadero is showing Wanderer in the Wasteland - an American colour silent Western film directed by Irvin Willat and starring Jack Holt

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert for Pears soap 1887

Advert for Pears soap 1887
A child steps into a bath tub of hot water helped by her mother 1887

Background imageSoap Collection: Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s

Goodwins toilet soap, 1930s
An advert for Goodwins toilet soap, featuring a smiling young woman holding a tennis racket. 1937-1938

Background imageSoap Collection: Young woman washing clothes at a sink

Young woman washing clothes at a sink
A young woman at a kitchen sink washing clothes using a washboard. There is a stack of four dinner plates waiting to be washed up, a kettle, and a tin of One-O-One which cleans without scratching

Background imageSoap Collection: Mother Shipton Soap

Mother Shipton Soap
An advertisement for Mother Shipton Soap showing a Wise Woman sitting with her basket of sparkling white linen - almost as white as her pet cat!

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Gossage Soap 1900

Advert / Gossage Soap 1900
Gossages Carbolic Soap speaks for itself

Background imageSoap Collection: Woman Shaving Man

Woman Shaving Man
A female barber or barbers assisitant, probably during World War Two, applies shaving soap to a mans face before his shave

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Gossage Soap 1900

Advert / Gossage Soap 1900
Gossages Soaps - magical soap Date: circa 1900

Background imageSoap Collection: Main Office Entrance, Port Sunlight

Main Office Entrance, Port Sunlight. Port Sunlight is a garden village which was founded in 1888 by Lever to house his soap factory workers

Background imageSoap Collection: William H Lever

William H Lever
WILLIAM HESKETH LEVER 1ST VISCOUNT LEVER-HULME English soap manufacturer; built (1888-89) model industrial village of Port Sunlight

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Wrights Soap

Advert / Wrights Soap
Wrights Coal Tar Soap: Britains Might is (W)right

Background imageSoap Collection: Wrights Coal Tar Soap advertisement, WW1

Wrights Coal Tar Soap advertisement, WW1
Lucky Beggar!...Send a bar to YOUR soldier friend. Advertisement for Wrights coal tar soap with a soldier the envy of all his comrades as he is enjoying a wash with a whole bar sent to him from home

Background imageSoap Collection: Three Little Kittens

Three Little Kittens
The Three Little Kittens are washing their mittens. 19th century

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Gossage Soap 1900

Advert / Gossage Soap 1900
Gossages Soap - magical Date: circa 1900

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Tidmans Soap

Advert / Tidmans Soap
Tidmans Herbal Skin Soap

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Hudsons Soap

Advert / Hudsons Soap
Hudsons Super Soap - just a little better than the rest

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Pravia Soap 1916

Advert / Pravia Soap 1916
Elegant Spanish woman in an advertisement for Heno de Pravia soap

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Calverts Carboli

Advert / Calverts Carboli
CALVERTs CARBOLIC SOAP for floors

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Pravia Soap 1916

Advert / Pravia Soap 1916
Heno de Pravia soap

Background imageSoap Collection: Silver Soap Suds by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930

Silver Soap Suds by Cecil Beaton in The Sketch, 1930
Miss Baba Beaton, (the photographers sister), the Hon. Mrs Charles Baillie-Hamilton (formerly Miss Wanda Holden) and Lady Bridget Poulett shown as decorative soap suds in a photograph by Cecil

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert for Pears Soap - A Chemist Recommends... 1912

Advert for Pears Soap - A Chemist Recommends... 1912
Advertisement for Pears Soap - A Chemist Recommends the product for its pure, genuine, good value and effective properties! Date: 1912

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert for Wrights coal soap 1916

Advert for Wrights coal soap 1916
Advertisement for Wrights Coal Tar soap, the soldiers soap suitable for all, from private to general. 1916

Background imageSoap Collection: Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50

Toilet Services, Real Wedgwood Ware, Plate 50, showing patterned washing bowls, jugs, soap dishes, and a slop pail far too nice to put slops in. Date: circa 1880s

Background imageSoap Collection: Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap

Victorian Scrap, Pears Soap -- a mother monkey washes her dirty son. circa 1880s

Background imageSoap Collection: Water Baby by Muriel Dawson

Water Baby by Muriel Dawson -- a little child in a bathtub. Date: 1939

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert for Cussons Imperial Leather soap, one of a series of ads utilising the language of

Advert for Cussons Imperial Leather soap, one of a series of ads utilising the language of the fan. Date: 1954

Background imageSoap Collection: Violet Carson as Ena Sharples, Coronation Street

Violet Carson as Ena Sharples, Coronation Street
Violet Carson (right, 1898-1983) as Ena Sharples in the long-running TV soap, Coronation Street, with her two friends, Minnie Caldwell (played by Margot Bryant)

Background imageSoap Collection: Cleanliness - Health - The Truest Wealth - promotional postcard for the Health & Cleanliness

Cleanliness - Health - The Truest Wealth - promotional postcard for the Health & Cleanliness Council (HCC) - 5 Tavistock Square, London. Date: circa late 1920s

Background imageSoap Collection: Advertisement in High Street, Bromley, Kent

Advertisement in High Street, Bromley, Kent
Advertisement for Palmolive soap, superimposed onto a photograph of High Street, Bromley, Kent. circa 1900s

Background imageSoap Collection: Fairy Soap Advert

Fairy Soap Advert
A lady takes a bath, using Fairy Soap which, whatever its merits as soap, has the extra benefit that it floats... Date: 1925

Background imageSoap Collection: Boy Scouts cleaning street sign, London

Boy Scouts cleaning street sign, London
Two Boy Scouts cleaning a street sign in Downshire Hill, Hampstead, north-west London during Scout Job Week. In their spare time

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert for Yardley Lavender 1932

Advert for Yardley Lavender 1932
Yardley Lavender, The lovable gift most welcome and acceptable of all delightful things at Christmas time. Date: 1932

Background imageSoap Collection: Poster, The Magic of Soap and Water

Poster, The Magic of Soap and Water. Coo... is that me with the dirt off? Showing a boy admiring his nice clean face in a soap bubble. Issued by the Health and Cleanliness Council. circa 1940s

Background imageSoap Collection: Poster, Don t be afraid of Soap and Water

Poster, Don t be afraid of Soap and Water. Showing a little boy welcoming a humanised jug and a bar of soap. Issued by the Health and Cleanliness Council. 20th century

Background imageSoap Collection: The Bath Parade by Muriel Dawson

The Bath Parade by Muriel Dawson
Three children dressedin pyjamas, dressing gowns and slippers march in a procession towards the bathroom armed with towels and soap

Background imageSoap Collection: Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson

Cleaning Day, by Ethel Parkinson. A little Dutch girl wields a mop, while a little boy kneels down and scrubs the floor

Background imageSoap Collection: Outdoor washing, Boys Club 1936

Outdoor washing, Boys Club 1936
Two boys from a Boys Club wash using soap and a small bowl of water outside

Background imageSoap Collection: First aid hamper supplied by St Johns Ambulance

First aid hamper supplied by St Johns Ambulance
A large first aid hamper (ie first aid kit) for ambulance station and railway purposes, supplied by St Johns Ambulance Association

Background imageSoap Collection: Advert / Kaiser-Borax Soap

Advert / Kaiser-Borax Soap
Kaiser-Borax Soap



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