1936 Print Piano Wire String Soap Palmolive Bar Health Hygiene Personal FZ2


This is an original 1936 halftone print of a worker pushing a giant soap block through piano wire to cut it into slabs. The slabs could then be cut into bars, and then into cakes.

The Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company is currently known as Colgate-Palmolive, and markets a variety of household materials, including soaps, toothpaste, detergents, and dog food. Some of their brand names include Palmolive, Irish Spring, Murphy Oil Soap, Softsoap, and Tom's of Maine as well as dozens of others.


This 75+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the reverse.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 5.5 inches; 10 x 14 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)

Keywords specific to this image: industry, Manhattan, New York City, lard, lye, chemical reaction