This is believed to be the one
and only original half tone litho advertisement
negative that was used to create the famed Vinolia
Otto Toilet Soap ad. The ad was published only once,
in the April 6, 1912 edition of the London Illustrated
News just days before the sinking.
Vinolia Otto Toilet Soap was provided
for First Class passengers on the maiden voyage
of the Titanic. The rare original newspaper ad is
considered a valued piece of history and highly
desired by many Titanic collectors. The popular
ad is frequently used in modern reproductions and
can be found in the traditional b&W version
or a smaller hand painted variation that usually
claims it is a copy of a vintage sign or ad. This
ad was never printed in color or in a variation
different from the original shown.
This piece has been thoroughly
inspected by a respected photography expert and
deemed a vintage time-era authentic negative. It
is a one of a kind museum quality "find"
direct from the British print company who created
the etching, thought to be forever lost in time.