Because Marcelline, the heroine of Silk is for Seduction, (my new book) owns an up and coming dressmaking shop, she needs to advertise. In researching the story, my nerdy heart was thrilled when I found actual advertisements from the early 19th century. The book quotes several that have a bearing on the story, and in various posts here I've featured specific ads for hair products, cure-alls, corsets, and beauty aids.
I could quote more, but I think it’s a lot more fun to look at the ads themselves. These are from the 1835 Court Journal. You might have to zoom in to read them, but I believe it’s worth the effort. Maybe it's just my nerdiness, but on every advertising page, I find something that entertains or intrigues me. What about you?
1610 "Newes from Virginia" by Richard Rich
2 years ago