Antique Soap Box

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Vintage Antique Soap Box Economy Soap by the London Soap Company Limited

Sale £10.00 29Nov2012   Sold £

eBay Item Description :

Vintage Antique Soap Box Economy Soap by the London Soap Company Limited

Good condition, Extremely rare – Soap box never seen one of these before
By : Economy Soap London Soap Company Limited.


Antique Soap Box

Perfect shabby-chic item for the modern home extremely rare adds true meaning to the phrase “Standing on a Soap Box”
Vintage Antique Soap Box Economy Soap by the London Soap Company Limited

Some text courtesy of Wikipedia:

A soapbox is a raised platform on which one can stand to make an impromptu speech, often on political subjects. The term originates from the days when speakers would elevate themselves by standing on a wooden crate originally used for the shipment of soap from a manufacturer to a retail store.

The term is also used to describe a person engaging in impromptu speaking, hence the phrases “He’s on his soapbox”, or “Get off your soapbox” for those ranting on and on.

Hyde Park, London is known for its soapbox orators on Sunday’s, at Speaker’s Corner.

Since 1872 you have had the right to discuss religion, politics and other topics, at Speaker’s Corner, and on a soapbox if you so desire.

A modern weblog (BLOG) is a form soapbox on which a user can publish thoughts for others to read.

(below) Aneurin Bevan 1897-1960courtesy of  http://anglonautes.com/hist_uk_20_dates/uk_20_21.htm

Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960)        National Health System    1948

Br. Laborite Aneurin Bevan
standing on a soap-box and making an election campaign speech
on a farm while a small boy is mimicing him.
Date taken: May 10, 1955
Photographer: Carl Mydans
Life Images
http://images.google.com/hosted/life/l?imgurl=5025a75966408a26

Antique Soap Box

 McCain was shorter than the lanky Kimball, he stood on a riser behind the podium
McCain shorter than the lanky Kimball, stood on a box behind the podium to make himself look taller.
Picture and text courtesy of  : http://notnotnegative.blogspot.co.uk/2008/08/he-represents-lollipop-guild.html

In late 1986, as Kimball gained ground on McCain in the Senate race, the candidates agreed to debate on television. Because McCain was shorter than the lanky Kimball, he stood on a riser behind the podium. At one point, Kimball called him on it, saying McCain was “standing on a soapbox” to make himself look taller.

McCain was angry but kept his cool. Jay Smith, his political guru, later told a writer that McCain at that moment “wanted to kill” Kimball. The next day, he got mad all over again when he saw himself standing on the riser on the front page of The Republic.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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