1898 Advertising card for Fairbanks Fairy Soap (USA)
Superb image of warships on ocean...including bar of soap.
“The Best Things that Float”
‘’UNEQUALED FOR TOILET, BATH AND FINE LAUNDRY USE’
‘The Strobridge Lith Co. Cin. O.’
‘Copyright 1898, the N.K. Fairbank Company, Chicago’
On back, description of soap (The white color of FAIRY SOAP indicates its purity…) and uses (“For washing Soft Woolens…)
THE N.K. FAIRBANK COMPANY
New York, Boston, Philadelphia…Pittsburgh, Chicago…
Crease UL corner, paper crinkled LL corner. Couple of nicks in image. Back is worn, paper remnants where glued in album. Some text hidden.
3 ⅜” x 5 ¾”
Nathaniel Kellogg 'N.K.' Fairbank (1829-1903) was a Chicago industrialist whose company, the N.K. Fairbank Co., manufactured soap as well as animal and baking products in conjunction with the major meat packing houses of northern Illinois. The company had factories in Chicago, St. Louis, Montreal and Louisiana and had international offices in the United Kingdom and Germany. Gold Dust Washing Powder (featuring the Gold Dust Twins and distributed by Lever Brothers), was one of the most successful cleansing product lines in twentieth century North America. Another original Fairbank creation, Fairy Soap, was purchased by Procter & Gamble and remains one of the best-known European household brands.