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Old May 21, 2005, 6:17 AM   #1
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Well, it's only one treasure, but it's a national treasure, so hopefully makes the grade.... Caroline
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Old May 21, 2005, 7:58 AM   #2
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A great shot Caroline. I love the colore and texture. The backlighting really brings out the interior texture of the soap.

I know there must be some history about this bar of soap. Can you tell us more?

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Old May 21, 2005, 9:35 AM   #3
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i guess soap itself could be considered a treasure...as it keeps us all smelling nice :-p

is there more history about it?

the backlighting works great! brings out the texture and light nicely

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Cal, here isa couple ofadverts from way back when.....the first is from 1899 !!



And here is some history about Pears soap and it's founder. Bit of a read but you did ask

http://bubbles.org/html/history/bubhistory.htm
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Old May 21, 2005, 10:35 AM   #5
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And for no fee whatsoever,my synopsis of the recommended article !!!!!

Apparently Pears soap began to manufacturered in London about 200 years go, when most of the soaps were very harsh. It was much purer than its counterparts.

Quite early on,the Pears company bought the painting "Bubbles" by John Everett Millias, a much admired artist, to advertise the soap.Establishment painters were horrified that an oil paintingof this quality was to be used for something as mundane as advertising...

For many years after that, (perhaps even today), there was a "Miss Pear's" competition, where people would send inphotographs of their children. The prize was that the winner would then be painted by anreputable artist, thus carrying on the link with 'high art'.

For myself, I think the soap is just like saddle soap. I can't see the difference. I love it though, and the smell reminds me of my childhood.

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Well done Caroline. That'll save Cal reading the lengthy document :-).

By the way, make up your mind.....Canna or Caroline ??:?:-)

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Old May 21, 2005, 10:59 AM   #7
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ohh, i see!

very cool!

thanks for looking that up steve!

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Old May 21, 2005, 12:15 PM   #8
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I'm trying to stick with Caroline, but with my memory there will be a few slips!:G


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Old May 21, 2005, 2:42 PM   #9
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Just echoing what everyone else has said. That IS a wonderful shot!
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Old May 22, 2005, 2:00 AM   #10
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Great shot Caroline, i love the lighting in this. And those old adds are great Stevekin.

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