Advert for soap

Advert for soap
Accession number: 
John Johnson Collection: Soap 11 (49)
Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford

When this novelty advertising card by the English soap manufacturer F. S. Cleaver is tilted, the text ‘Cleaver’s soap is the best’ appears. Their patent Terebene soap had strong antiseptic properties and was advertised as being so cleansing that it would remove even the Moon’s dark spots.

The latest interpretation of the spots on the Moon (London, c. 1890)