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TitlePeet Bros. Mfg. Co.
DescriptionAdvertising card for Peet Bros. Mfg. Co. showing to African American boys, one up in the air, the other appearing to hit something with a broom. Front of card says: "What's the matter with the little darkies? Hold to the light and see." When light shines through the card, the boy in the air turns out to be riding a donkey. Front lower left corner has number C-632. Back of card says: "No need in filth and dirt to grope, If you'll but use our Ibex Soap. Peet Bros. Mfg. Co." No address is given.
ProductIbex Soap
Subject(s)Advertising cards
Household soap
African Americans
Ethnic stereotypes
Local Subject(s)Peet Bros. Mfg. Co.
Colgate Palmolive Peet Company
Dateca. 1880-1900
Item TypeAdvertising Card
Dimensions8 x 12 cm.
CollectionAdvertising Cards (SC3)
See finding aid: http://www.kchistory.org/u?/Local,37216
Company NotesAddress: 101 West Levee, Kansas City, Mo. (see MVSC Q 097 E61, page 82; MVSC Q 330.9778 K16, Sept. 1919, page 647)
LocationSC3, Box 2, Soap
BarcodeFront: 10019960; Back: 10019963
RepositoryMissouri Valley Special Collections, Kansas City Public Library, Kansas City, Missouri
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AcknowledgementThis project is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.