From September, 1921 issue of The Ladies’ Home Journal. I love old advertisements.
I think we generally called it laundry soap. It was used to clean everything, though, including the mouths of children who swore . Fels Naptha was what many a mother reached for when she washed her child’s mouth out with soap for uttering a naughty word.
Thanks, Nancy. I adore the advertisement. I was looking up the journals you mentioned and look what I found!
I *cannot* imagine how disgusting that would be to the poor child who used profanity! I use this soap everyday in the world’s best homemade laundry detergent I make and it is awesome but very, very odiferous. I love to look at old ad campaigns too.
Ooh! Do tell the world’s best homemade laundry detergent!
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