Considering the regular complaints about the commercialisation of the modern Christmas, I decided to have my own Advent Calendar this month – made from adverts that were printed in Victorian newspapers.
Each day I will display an advert from my collection of the Illustrated London News (click on the image for larger version).
|2nd||Fashions for the Season||1885|
|3rd||Vigor’s Horse Action Saddle||1896|
|4th||Benger’s Self-Digestive Food||1885|
|5th||The Louis Velveteen||1885|
|6th||Cambric Pocket Handkerchiefs||1885|
|8th||Standard Domestic Ammonia||1892|
|10th||The Faulkner Diamond||1884|
|12th||Bertelli’s Catramin Pills||1891|
|13th||Carter Literary Machine/Invalid Comforts||1899|
|14th||United Kingdom Tea Company||1891|
|15th||Clarke’s Food Warmers||1895|
|16th||Eno’s Fruit Salt||1891|