Each day I will unveil a new entry in my Advent calendar based on adverts printed in the newspaper during the month of December exactly 100 years ago – in 1912, the Edwardian era.

Each day I will display an advert from my collection of the Illustrated London News for your delight.

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Advent Calendar

1st Crawfords Assorted Shortbread
2nd The Gramophone Company
3rd Foot’s Bath Cabinet
4th Foot’s Adjustable Rest-Chair
5th Wolsey Underwear
6th Horlick’s Malted Milk
7th An Edwardian Cable Car!
8th Colgate’s Ribbon Dental Cream
9th Doan’s Backache Kidney Pills for Renal Troubles
10th Purgen
11th Scubb’s Ammonia
12th Mantinee Hand-Made Turkish Cigarettes
13th Orchestrelle’s Music-Rolls
14th Formamint
14th A Motion Photograph of Yourself
16th Onoto
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2 comments on “An Edwardian Advent Calendar – 4th Dec
  1. martxw says:

    Interesting Capitalization seems to be a common Theme across these ads.

  2. Antonio Rodríguez says:

    Where do I get one of these? Looks comfy, and The Front Table would be wonderful for placing a Tablet or a Netbook… When, oh when, will they invent a Time Machine?

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