Just Because: Colgate Rapid Transit Soap


I’m sorry I’m not posting as regularly as usual right now. I just started a new job last week, so I’ve been a little busier than usual, and technology hasn’t developed far enough for me to blog on the subway!

In the meantime, here’s a wonderful vintage soap advertisement for your viewing pleasure. I wish Colgate would bring back this product for all of us tired-and-dirty commuters.

Image via National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution.


4 thoughts on “Just Because: Colgate Rapid Transit Soap

  1. I hope the job is going well. New jobs are exciting and frightening all at once. I can’t imagine blogging on the subway either, not that I’m an expert on the subway by any means. I don’t think I’d even attempt the subway without Daisy to guide me. Lol. I do think they should bring back that soap. I wonder what it smelled like…

    1. Well, now we have WiFi in certain subway *stations,* which amazes me…but not on the subway itself! Just as well, probably — I need that time to read and make lists and just think for a few minutes!

  2. I hope the new job is going well, too! That is very exciting indeed :) I imagine this soap might smell a bit like charcoal and smoke…

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