Grumpy old fart!!!

"If you talk to God you're religious. If God talks to you, you're psychotic."

Finnigans Tray Trunk – The Tatler – Wednesday 22nd May 1912

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Sunlight Almanac – Baner ac Amserau Cymru – Saturday 2nd November 1895

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Sunlight Soap – The Illustrated London News – Saturday 29th November 1902

Seeing these advertisements for Sunlight Soap reminded me of the book Campaigns of curiosity where the American Journalist, Elizabeth L. Bank worked as a maid, a flower girl and a laundry girl writing of her experiences working in what were seen and menial jobs (Campaigns of curiosity; journalistic adventures of an American girl in London )  However the top image would seem to be more consistent with Bank’s experience rather than the sanitised image of the “Laundress of today”

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Sunlight Soap – The Graphic – Saturday 9th May 1903

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Shampoo commercial

Via

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The Monarch Typewriter Advert 1910

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Maypole Soap Advertisement c1890

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Food additives

Food additives

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How you can become a Nurse – 1943

Britannia & Eve - September 1943

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Ovaltine Advertisement – The Tatler – 1931

Ovaltine Advertisement - The Tatler - 7th January 1931

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