1931 Ad P&G White Naptha Soap Johnnie Mary-Jean Bickle Circus Animals PR2


This is an original 1931 color print ad for P and G White Naptha Soap, featuring a phenomenal illustration of children at a circus. This soap was used in laundry, as well as for washing dishes. Much of the soap was utilized during World War I and World War II; thus P and G White Laundry Soap replaced the Naptha soap, as it was required for war efforts. This company is now known as Procter & Gamble.


This 80+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. Light creasing. No natural defects. Some light surface rub. No tears. No water damage. There is some very minor bleed through beneath top image.

  • Product Type: Original Print Ad; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 10 x 13.75 inches; 25 x 35 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)


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Keywords specific to this image: Elephant, Lion, Marching Home, John, Bennie, Mother, Ann Cummings, Laundry, Kettle, Detergent Vintage Advertising