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Hudson's Dry Soap gained grand gold medal, Paris National Academy, 1877 ... : gained the highest medal, Paris exhibition, for washing preparations 1878 : also the diploma of honour, Paris, 1879.

  • R. S. Hudson Limited.
Date
[1880?]
  • Ephemera

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Description

Leaflet advertising advertising Hudson's Dry Soap detergent. The front is a colour illustration of a rural coastal scene (sea, cliffs, boats, village). A woman is washing clothes in in a tub talking to a fisherman and another woman. Laundry is hung on the side of a boat to dry. There is an A-Z of the various ways in which the soap can be used for cleaning. Robert Spear Hudson (d.1884) invented the first dry soap powder, "Hudson's Dry Soap" in 1837 in his small pharmacy in West Bromwich, England, moving to Liverpool in the 1880s. He advertised extensively, first locally and then nationally, as his business and use of his products grew. The firm was taken over by Lever Brothers Ltd. (now part of Unilever) in 1908.

Publication/Creation

[Liverpool] : [R.S. Hudson], [1880?]

Physical description

1 sheet : color illustrations ; 14 x 23 cm

Type/Technique

Languages

  • English


Where to find it

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    EPH169
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    Closed stores
    EPH169:20K

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