A Victorian Advent Calendar – 19th Dec

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 a larger version).

Dr Scott's Electric Hair Brush

Advent Calendar

1stSozodont Toothpaste1892
2ndFashions for the Season1885
3rdVigor’s Horse Action Saddle1896
4thBenger’s Self-Digestive Food1885
5thThe Louis Velveteen1885
6thCambric Pocket Handkerchiefs1885
8thStandard Domestic Ammonia1892
9thSwanbill Corsets1883
10thThe Faulkner Diamond1884
11thNubian Blacking1893
12thBertelli’s Catramin Pills1891
13thCarter Literary Machine/Invalid Comforts1899
14thUnited Kingdom Tea Company1891
15thClarke’s Food Warmers1895
16thEno’s Fruit Salt1891
17thCockle’s Anti Bilious Pills1895
19thDr Scott’s Electric Hair Brush1882


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One comment on “A Victorian Advent Calendar – 19th Dec
  1. Angel a Knight says:

    Loving your advent calender and infact the whole website, something for everyone! I have two huge 4ft x 3ft decoupages made up from adverts in the illustrated London news from 1880 (not that I would have cut up one of those papers if i had owned it myself, but your advent calendar is certainly in keeping with it! Keep up the fantastic job your doing Ian and have a great Christmas and Ne Year!

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