An Ivory Soap Fable (With apologies to Aesop and Geo. Ade).
An Ivory Soap Fable (With apologies to Aesop and Geo. Ade)." Ivory Soap advertisement from The Literary Digest sometime apparently in 1908. Art by Clyde James Newman. 8½" x 11". $6.49 from Anita Belling, West Brookfield, MA, through Ebay, Feb., '03.
Two strong large black-and-white illustrations show a man wearing out the soles of his shoes and a woman having her hands treated. The man walked to work and in a month he saved almost enough to have his shoes half-soled. His wife shortly afterwards became economical too. She decided to save money on soap. And so she stopped washing her dishes with Ivory. At the end of six months, she had saved almost enough to have her hands "treated." They had become very coarse and rough. But besides saving 43 cents that she could not find, she had lost her temper fifty-two times because her husband had said things about the china and eighty-three times because her hands were "all shrivelled up." "So she stopped Trying to Economize on Soap." In typical Ade style, many nouns are capitalized for emphasis. Newman did the art apparently in all of George Ade's books of fables.