Harley sold his lenox mass home in 1919, these ppl also in lenox:
In 1887, Mr. and Mrs. David Lydia needed an escape from Westchester. The family estate, West Farms was being incorporated into the Bronx. They hired Rotch and Tilden to build the lovely Colonial Revival at 151 Walker St. The interior has been significantly altered but the exterior and grounds remain quite similar to the original design. It is a private home.
Greg hand, march 24 2017
Naphtha” is a term of somewhat loosey-goosey definition, but it is always some sort of petroleum distillate. Procter & Gamble apparently believed that kerosene qualified as naphtha, because the company was hauled into court in the 1920s by the Federal Trade Commission on charges of false advertising. The Feds claimed there was no naphtha in the naphtha soap. P&G claimed that kerosene counted as naphtha.
Whether it contained “naphtha”
Whether it contained “naphtha” or not, “P. and G. White Naphtha Soap” was one of the soaps that led to the invention of “soap operas.” While it wasn’t the first—that honor falls to Ma Perkins and its sponsor, P&G’s Oxydol detergent—White Naphtha Soap was the sponsor of The Guiding Light, the fifth-longest running program in all of broadcast history. The first episode of The Guiding Light aired on January 25, 1937 on NBC radio and the last television episode aired on September 18, 2009.
But why was this product known
Greg handeaux’s Cincinnati curiosities blog:
For a respected medical authority, Dr. Osler was quite the comedian. Under the pseudonym of Egerton Yorrick Davis, he mailed bogus research papers to distinguished scientific journals, which often published them. These fake articles usually involved gynecological or urological topics that were decidedly off-color. Osler’s most controversial joke was intended as self-deprecating humor. When it backfired, he spent the rest of his life trying to undo the