Victorian beauty advertisements, and other misc ads

Victorian beauty advertisements, and other misc ads

Here’s some scans from the back pages of The Delineator advertising beauty products, pianos, silverware, oil lamps, manners books, flowers, and washing machines.

It’s especially interesting to see the illustrated washing machine ad, since I cannot imagine washing clothing without electricity!

Also, in these pages, the “Answers to Correspondences” section continues, with some fashion advice that a winter dress for a blonde may be made of wood-brown cloth, and that small hats are most becoming to short people (and are more fashionable than toques).

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Jessica Kay Murray

Professional WordPress nerd. Lover of all things older than me. I am fascinated by early 1900s labor and feminist history, and have a sporadic addiction to reading nonfiction about those things on I scan old photographs and ephemera when I get really super bored. On Etsy I sell vintage clothing that I got as part of an interesting trade deal a few years ago.

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