Today is #TradeCardTuesday, and we're sharing a ca. 1885 trade card for Scourene household potash soap from the Simonds Soap Company, which operated out of New York City between 1883 and 1891.
This item is from Hagley Library's collection of Carter Litchfield photographs and ephemera on the history of fatty materials (Accession 2007.227). As an organic chemist, Carter Litchfield (1932-2007) studied and specialized in edible fats. Over the course of his career, Litchfield built an important collection about the history of fats and fatty materials. This collection has not been digitized in its entirety, but you can view a selection of material from it online at our Digital Archive by clicking here.