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1914 Ad Jessie Willcox Smith Art Procter Gamble Ivory Soap Laundry Child YPHJ1

1914 Ad Jessie Willcox Smith Art Procter Gamble Ivory Soap Laundry Child YPHJ1

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This is an original 1914 black and white print ad for Ivory Soap that was made and sold by the Procter & Gamble Company of Cincinnati, Ohio (OH). The ad also features an illustration by Jessie Willcox Smith (1863-1935) that portrays a mother inspecting the stains on her daughter's frock dress.


This 99+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Moderate creasing. There is light bleedthrough on this piece from the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine ++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 14.75 inches; 25 x 37 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is pleased to present a collection of ads, magazine covers, and an article from the "The People's Home Journal" that includes several hilarious "medical quackery" advertisements from the Edwardian era, food ads from the Roaring Twenties, and much more. To continue browsing this diverse collection, simply click on the link provided beneath the condition paragraph. Enjoy!

This piece was illustrated by Smith, Jessie Willcox. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Jessie Willcox Smith

(1863-1935) Jessie Willcox Smith was perhaps the best known student of Howard Pyle. Although she never married, she specialized in drawing and painting charming images of women, children, and babies. Much of her work appeared on Good Housekeeping magazine covers and she also illustrated many books including A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson, The Little Mother Goose, The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, Little Women by Louisa May Alcott, and Heidi by Johanna Spyri.

Keywords specific to this image: Vintage Advertising, Kids, Household

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