VICTORIAN SOAP ADVERTISING Joseph Crosfield and Son
THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS
The Legend of Murki Tahk As Told 2000 AD
A poem bordered with engraved cartoon sketches. A typical example of a Victorian nonsense poem and the European attitude towards Africa. This is an advert for the soap manufacturer Joseph Crosfield and Sons of Warrington. The poem is signed A. C. Steele. Info. poss. Anna Caroline Steele (nee Wood) poet and writer, and daughter of the poet and novelist Lady Emma Wood.
On the reverse are a variety of other adverts some with engravings incl Rowlands Kalydor Cream - Dr. De Jongh's Light Brown Cod Liver Oil - M'Caw, Stevenson and Orr Glacier Window Decorations (examples of stained glass windows); and other text only adverts.
Provenance: From the Illustrated London News 1887; a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.
Full page measures overall 400 x 280 mm (15.75 x 11") approx. Printed on both sides. There is a little age yellowing; please check the picture(s) for condition. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the advert, it's not necessarily in any text on the page etc. Will be packaged in a tube and sent RM Small Parcels.
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